The Town of Ithaca's Conservation Board invites nominations for their 14th 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.
Individuals or organizations responsible for improving Ithaca's natural environment can receive this award. Their names are 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 13 ceremonies celebrating the many ways Ithaca has been improved by those so concerned with our natural environment that they have done things to make it better.
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, and the Cayuga Nature Center Summer Camp Program.
Please nominate someone or a group you believe responsible for making Ithaca more gorgeous. Nominations for the 2016 award must be received no later than February 28, 2017. For submission guidelines, including news and photos of recent awardees, click HERE or call 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
website or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IthacaConservationBoard.
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