Each year the Natural Resources Council of Maine honors individuals making a difference for Maine's environment. In 2014, we presented awards to nine outstanding citizen activists for their extraordinary efforts to protect the health and beauty of our state.
2014 Conservation Leadership Award winners are:
- Jim and Kathy Wellehan (Auburn), Lifetime Achievement Award, for demonstrating that what is good for the environment is good for business.
- Lorette Adams (Easton), Alice Bolstridge (Presque Isle), Gail Maynard (Woodland), and Shelly Mountain (Mapleton) for their unwavering determination to ensure that Maine implements strong, common sense regulations to protect our waters, wildlife, and citizens from dangerous mining pollution.
- Peter Kallin (Rome) and Peter Lowell (Bridgton) for their tireless efforts to protect the water quality of Maine’s lakes.
- Robert Godfrey (Eastport), People’s Choice Award winner, for his perseverance in protecting the beauty and heritage of Downeast Maine by leading the grassroots organization Save Passamaquoddy Bay.
Learn more about these individuals here. Click on the names above to read each person's award citation.
The awards celebration was held on Wednesday, October 15th at the Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center in Hallowell.
Thanks to Maine magazine for being the media sponsor for this event.