Maine is known and loved for its beautiful lands, lakes, rivers, and coastline—and we owe a lot to the individuals who have helped protect these natural resources. Each year, NRCM recognizes several of those who have made significant, lasting contributions to safeguarding our environment.
Thanks to all who joined us on October 19 for our 2017 Conservation Leadership Awards. This special event took place at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street in Bath.
Learn more about NRCM’s 2017 Conservation Leadership Award winners:
- David L. Courtemanch (Mt. Vernon), Lifetime Achievement Award, for his deep knowledge of and dedication to protecting Maine’s waters
- Tony Giambro and Travis Ritchie, of Paris Autobarn (South Paris) for their outstanding citizen and business leadership on climate and energy issues
- Martha Spiess (Freeport) for her work as a citizen activist/videographer volunteering hundreds of hours of video production for environmental protection
- 2017 People’s Choice Award winners: Addie Farmer and Lainey Randall (Portland) for their work to keep plastics and other pollution out of Casco Bay. Read a blog post written by Addie and Lainey about their project.
This event was free and open to NRCM members and friends. The reception began at 5:30 and gave guests an opportunity to meet NRCM staff and board members and the recipients of the 2017 Conservation Leadership Awards.
The Museum offered free admission on October 19th to NRCM supporters attending the event.
Thank you to Maine magazine, our media sponsor.
Banner photo: NRCM’s 2016 Conservation Leadership Award winners