ECOLOGICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Sponsored by the
Firman E. Bear Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society
$500 Cash Award
organization that displays excellence in an ecological restoration project, unique soil and water
conservation stabilization project, or innovative habitat development or enhancement project. A $500
cash award and plaque will be given to the recipient or to a non-profit organization of the recipient’s
• The project must be completed and functioning.
• The project must be in New Jersey.
• Nominees may include firms from outside of New Jersey
• Use of new or innovative techniques
• Use of native plant materials
• Educational value to the public and the ecological restoration community
• Opportunity for technology to be used elsewhere
ACCEPTABLE PROJECTS INCLUDE:
• Ecological restoration, such as wetland, riparian or upland restoration or enhancement, reforestation or
• Unique soil and water conservation or stabilization projects
• Unique fish or wildlife habitat development or enhancement projects
Any agency, organization or individual may nominate a project for the ecological excellence award. The
agency or organization must send in a completed award nomination form. In addition, a written
description of the project, not to exceed 500 words, on why this project merits recognition, any adverse
conditions encountered, any unique construction or planting techniques used, and how it meets the
criteria listed above should be included. The package may also include letters of support.
Nominations must be received before June 15, 2016. Award recipient will be selected by the Awards
Committee and approved by the Executive Board of SWCS. The award will be presented at the annual
meeting of the Firman E. Bear Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society.
Contact Tom Drewes, Awards Committee Chairman of the Firman E. Bear Chapter of SWCS, at (908)
782-2443 or Tom.Drewes@hotmail.com.
Applications should clearly indicate the following information (application form also available at
• Project Name
• Date of Project Completion
• Project Location (please attach a location map)
• Type of Project (wetland restoration, streambank stabilization, etc.)
• Unique Techniques or Innovative Measures
Attach a written description of the project outlining the use of innovative techniques, use of native plants,
educational value, opportunity for technology transfer, or other information you feel is important. Limit the
written description to 500 words or less.
Visit our website to see a listing of past winners.
Deadline – June 15, 2016