Each year the Natural Resources Council of Maine honors individuals or groups who have demonstrated a dedication to and passion for protecting Maine’s environment and whose actions have made a real difference at the local, regional, or state level in helping protect the Maine we know and love. This year, we presented awards to five outstanding citizens for their extraordinary efforts to protect the health and beauty of our state’s air, land, water, and wildlife.
We a pleased to announce that the 2015 Conservation Leadership Award winners are:
- Bob Cummings (Phippsburg), 2015 Conservation Award for Lifetime Achievement For his extraordinary contributions to the conservation of Maine lands
- Susan Davies (Liberty), 2015 Conservation Leadership Award For helping protect Maine from mining pollution
- Phil Coupe (Portland), and Fortunat Mueller (Portland), 2015 Conservation Leadership Award For their vision and leadership in moving Maine toward a clean energy future
- Bonnie Pooley (Bethel), 2015 People’s Choice Award For her outstanding success in engaging young people in the work of protecting Maine’s environment (click here to read a poem that Bonnie wrote and recited for the occasion)
Click on the names above to read each person’s award citation.
More than 100 people joined in the celebration, which was held on Wednesday, October 14th at the Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center in Hallowell. A special thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this such a special occasion!
Thanks also to Maine magazine, our media sponsor for this event. Visit Faces Maine to view the magazine’s photos from the evening, and visit NRCM’s Facebook page to view our photo album.