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Ithaca Conservation Award Nominations Invited

posted Jan 16, 2018, 7:41 AM by Lisa Carrier-Titti   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 7:48 AM ]

The Town of Ithaca's Conservation Board invites nominations for their 15th annual Richard B.
Fischer Environmental Conservation Award. This award honors the late Dr. Fischer for improving
Ithaca's natural environment. A Cornell professor, nature lover, and member of our Conservation
Board, he erected many bluebird houses and helped establish New York's bottle law to reduce waste
and litter.

Since 2003, the Town's Conservation Board has honored Betsy Darlington, Dan Hoffman, The Museum of
the Earth at PRI, Jane Moon Clark, the Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee, the Cayuga Trails
Club's Tom Reimers, the Founding President of the Finger Lakes Land Trust A. Carl Leopold,
EcoVillage at Ithaca, Cayuga Compost, the Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Program, the Finger
Lakes Native Plant Society, the Six Mile Creek Water Quality Monitors at CSI, the Cayuga Nature
Center Summer Camp Program, and the Black Diamond Trail Enthusiasts

Both Individuals or organizations who have taken the initiative to improve Ithaca's natural
environment are eligible candidates for nomination. Selected awardees will have their names added
to a plaque in Town Hall and attached to a tree planted at a celebration in their honor in a Town
park or trail. Birch, beech, maple, oaks, poplar, sycamore, juneberry, and apple trees have been
dedicated at 14 ceremonies celebrating the many ways Ithaca’s loved wildlands have been improved by
honored winners.

Please nominate someone or a group you believe responsible for making Ithaca more gorgeous.
Nominations for the 2017 award must be received no later than February 28, 2018.
For submission guidelines, including news and photos of recent awardees, see the Town’s webpage 
or contact Michael Smith at Town Hall 607-273-1747.

Residents of the Town of Ithaca interested in improving and preserving our environment are also
invited to attend the Conservation Board's meetings in Town Hall on the first Thursday of each
month at 5:30 PM. For more information regarding the Town’s Conservation Board please see our
webpage or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IthacaConservationBoard.