The Working Lands Alliance is pleased to announce that nominations are open for our 2017 Farmland Preservation Pathfinder Awards. Established in 2003, these prestigious awards are designed to recognize individuals and groups that have significantly advanced farmland preservation through leadership, advocacy, planning, and education. Award winners over the last fourteen years have included municipalities, land trusts, farmers, town boards, and many individuals and groups who have shown an impressive commitment to protecting our vital farmland in Connecticut.
Nomination forms, which include a list of past winners, can be downloaded here. Nominations are open now through October 13th, 2017 in three different categories including:
Outstanding Individual Award: For outstanding achievement by an individual in advancing farmland preservation in the State of Connecticut.
Outstanding Group Award: For outstanding achievement by a group (public, private, or non-profit) in advancing farmland preservation in the State of Connecticut.
Education Leader Award: For significant contributions in the area of educating the public about the importance of farmland preservation (individual or group is eligible).
Please send completed nomination forms by October 13th to Clark Chapin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award winners will be honored at the Working Lands Alliance Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at the Capitol. If you have questions about the nomination process, please email email@example.com.