NRCM’s Annual Conservation Leadership Awards
A former Republican legislator who crafted several of Maine’s most important environmental laws. A shellfish grower turned climate activist. A couple of fearless advocates for Maine’s natural resources. And this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Thanks to all who joined us on Wednesday, October 17, for NRCM’s 2018 Conservation Leadership Awards. This special event took place at the First Universalist Church, 97 Main Street, in Yarmouth from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This year we honored:
Horace (Hoddy) Hildreth (Falmouth) Lifetime Achievement Award Hoddy Hildreth was elected to the Maine Legislature in 1966, a time when the state’s environmental laws had no teeth. Hoddy helped to change all that, crafting some of the most important environmental laws on Maine’s books. He followed his public service with more than four decades of private service on the boards of Maine conservation groups and as a business voice for the environment.
Sandy and Ole Jaeger (Georgetown) Sandy and Ole Jaeger are a force of nature, for nature. They call their elected officials, write letters to editors, attend legislative hearings, and organize public meetings with their representatives.
Bill Mook (Walpole) Bill Mook of Mook Sea Farm draws on his real-life experience as a shellfish grower and Maine business owner to advocate for clean water and the climate.
Robin Robinson(Brunswick) 2018 People’s Choice Award winnerfor creating a flourishing online educational community of people who share photos and information about all aspects of Maine’s wild birds, including threats to their habitats and opportunities to make a difference.
We also are delighted to announced that the Women in Harmony Outreach Ensemble as well as NRCM staff member Carly Peruccio performed at this year’s event.
Banner photo: Shoreline of Square Lake in Aroostook County. Photo by NRCM-J.Monkman