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Chevron Press Release - Nominations Open for Chevron Conservation Awards

Winning Conservationists to Receive Trip to New Orleans, Awards Reception at The Audubon Tea Room and $5,000 in Recognition of Environmental Achievements

SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2000 -- Nominations are being accepted for the Chevron Conservation Awards, which for more than four decades have recognized inspiring contributions to the preservation of natural resources, it was announced today.

Promoting environmental causes since 1954, the nation's oldest and most prestigious conservation awards program has paid tribute to the efforts of more than 1,000 volunteers, professionals and organizations. Nominations for this year's program may be submitted now through June 2.

"We hope to receive a wide range of nominations -- from candidates who have had little or no recognition for their environmental accomplishments to renowned conservationists," said Don Paul, vice president of environmental affairs for Chevron Corp. "Our philosophy is that every effort -- big or small -- to protect and enhance our natural resources makes a difference."

Over the years, efforts of Chevron Conservation Award winners have led to the creation of wildlife refuges and preserves, the protection of species, the establishment of park and recreation areas, and the overall heightening of environmental awareness.

Award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges composed of distinguished conservationists. Six winners will be selected in three categories. The awards will be presented at a reception in honor of the winners' environmental accomplishments on Aug. 29 at The Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. Winners will receive round-trip air fare for two to New Orleans, two nights' lodging and $5,000.

How to Submit Nominations

Anyone is eligible to nominate an individual or organization for the Chevron Conservation Awards. One of the following three categories should be specified: (1) Volunteer: individuals whose conservation efforts are a voluntary expression of good citizenship. Honorees selected in this category may include youths, individuals 18 years of age or younger, or grade K-12 school classrooms; (2) Professional: individuals who are career professionals, either currently employed or retired, within the conservation field; and (3) Nonprofit Organization: private-sector organizations administered by volunteers and/or paid staff and public agencies organized as administrative divisions of government.

Use one of the following to request a nomination package with program details and an application form:

  • Fax the Chevron Conservation Awards Program at (415) 894-5447.
  • Visit the Community page. Under Environmental Programs, click on Chevron Conservation Awards.
  • Write to:

    Chevron Conservation Awards Program
    575 Market Street, Room 868
    San Francisco, CA 94105

Nominations close June 2, 2000. The guidelines also require a letter profiling the candidate's qualifications and accomplishments, a brief biographical sketch of the candidate, two letters of endorsement supporting the candidate's nomination, as well as any documentation of the candidate's conservation efforts, such as newspaper or magazine articles.

Chevron Conservation Awards

Updated: March 2000