Winners of the Richard B. Fischer Annual Environmental Conservation Recognition Award


2017   Tony Ingraham and Liz Bauman,
Owl Gorge Productions : http://www.owlgorge.com



2013
The Finger Lakes Native Plant Society



2012
Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Program

Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Program is the recipient of the tenth annual Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Award. The award was established by the Town of Ithaca Conservation Board to honor Dr. Fischer for his significant efforts to preserve important environmental resources in the Town.


Members of the Conservation Board presented the award to representatives of the Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Program at a tree planting ceremony on May, 11, 2013, along the East Ithaca Recreation Way, approximately half way between the Game Farm Road and Maple Avenue trailheads, across from the McDaniel's Nut Grove Kiosk. 

Cornell Plantations Natural Areas Program is being honored for their active contribution to the improvement of the Town of Ithaca’s natural environment.  They are stewards of more than 3,400 acres of biologically important sites throughout the Fingers Lakes Region.  Within the Town of Ithaca, Plantations protects and manages nearly 600 acres of natural areas, including Bluegrass Lane, Coy Glen, Lick Brook, Mitchell Street Hawthorn Thicket, Steep Hollow Creek, South Hill Swamp, and Upper Cascadilla Creek.  Their commitment to sustainability, continuous work maintaining recreational access to nature, and dedication to teaching citizens about nature stewardship in and around Ithaca make us really glad to have them in our neighborhood. 



2011
Cayuga Compost


2010
EcoVillage at Ithaca


2009
Finger Lakes Land Trust
 




2008
Tom Reimers




2007
The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee


The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee is the recipient of the fifth annual Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Award.  

 The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee (ICNL Committee) was selected to receive this award to recognize their initiative to sustainably manage and protect biologically rich properties owned by Ithaca College.  The ICNL Committee members represent a broad array of college faculty, staff, administration, and students.  The ICNL Committee was formed three years ago in response to a proposed logging plan on the College’s natural lands.  The Committee utilizes the college-owned properties as a teaching resource, not only for students but also for the community through interpretive walks and proposed self-guided trails. 
 

A tree planting ceremony to honor the ICNL was held on May 13, 2008 at the Coddington Road entrance to the South Hill Recreation Way in the Town of Ithaca.  The Tulip tree was planted along the popular town trail with help from ICNL and Conservation Board members.  The tree holds a metal tag explaining that it was planted in honor of ICNL, and the R. B. Fischer Award plaque, located in the lobby of Town Hall, also bears their name.

Previous years award winners:
Betsy Darlington, 2003; Dan Hoffman, 2004; Museum of the Earth at PRI, 2005; Jane Moon Clark, 2006