Save the Bay Seeks Environmental Award Nominations

Now through April 2, Save The Bay is accepting community nominations for its 2018 Environmental Achievement Award and Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy.

The Environmental Achievement Award is presented annually to individuals, corporations or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the environmental protection of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. The Alison J. Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy is awarded annually to an individual who has displayed an extraordinary commitment to the environmental protection of Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, community leadership and/or direct action.

“Save The Bay’s success in protecting and improving Narragansett Bay over the past nearly 50 years has depended on the active involvement and stewardship of countless others. Our annual environmental awards is our way of honoring and recognizing some of them for their efforts. We encourage community members to nominate those who exemplify dedicated stewardship of Narragansett Bay and its watershed,” said Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone.

The submission deadline for nominations is Friday, April 2, 2018. Nominations can be submitted online at www.savebay.org/annualawards or by contacting Maureen Fogarty at mfogarty@savebay.org or 401-272-3540. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Taste of the Bay event on June 14, 2018.  Last year’s award recipients were:

  • Environmental Achievement Award — Mike Rubin, of Pawtucket, an assistant attorney general who serves as the Rhode Island Environmental Advocate
  • Alison Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy — Greg Gerritt, of Providence, Environment Council of Rhode Island board member