Nomination for U.S. Coral Reef Task Force awards

Heidi Schuttenberg Heidi.Schuttenberg at
Fri Aug 30 19:33:35 EDT 2002

The next meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force is
taking place October 2-3, 2002, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  At this
meeting, the Task Force will continue its "tradition" of presenting
awards to individuals and organizations in recognition of their
contributions to coral reef conservation and management.  This email is
a call for nominations for the '02 CRTF awards in the following

- Outstanding Management
- Outstanding Scientific Advancement of Knowledge
- Outstanding Public Awareness and Education
- Outstanding Community-Level Participation

In addition, we are adding a category of award to recognize an
outstanding effort in the host location - Puerto Rico in the case of
this call for nominations.

Nominations are due no later than Friday, September 6 to Macara Lousberg

at the U.S. EPA (contact information appears below).  Nominations are
open to individuals and organizations in all categories for both
domestic and international activities.  Each nomination should provide
the following information:

1. Award category proposed for nominee:

2. Name of Nominee (individual or organization):

3. Phone:

4. Email:

5. Fax:

6. Address:

7. Justification for Award Recognition: Description of significant
contributions to coral reef conservation and management over the past
year (1 paragraph).

8. Nomination submitted by: (include name and contact information

FYI - the following individuals and organizations have been recognized
by the CRTF at past awards ceremonies:

* Reef Check Foundation, in recognition of significant education and
outreach efforts for coral reef conservation
* Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program, in recognition of
significant U.S. efforts for coral reef conservation
* Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, in recognition of
significant U.S. efforts for coral reef conservation
* The Nature Conservancy, award for significant International

Contributions to coral reef conservation:
* Rafe Pomerance, for initiating the GCRMN to monitor global change

* The Government of the Bahamas, for establishing a national network of
coral reef MPAs

Nominations will be reviewed by an awards evaluation team, which will
make recomendations to the TF for its consideration, and awards will be
presented at the meeting in October.  If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact Macara Lousberg or any of the other members of the
organizing committee:

Roger Griffis with NOAA at:  Roger.B.Griffis at
Heidi Schuttenberg with NOAA at: Heidi.Schuttenberg at
Arthur Patterson with NOAA at: Arthur.E.Paterson at
Karen Koltes with DOI at: karen_koltes at
Randy Bowman with DOI at:  Randal_Bowman at
Barbara Best with AID at: BBest at
Damaris Delgado with the Puerto Rico CZMP at: PRCZMP at CARIBE.NET

Please forward this email to your coral networks and contacts so that we

can get a wide distribution.  Thanks, and we look forward to receiving
some great nominations!


Macara Lousberg
email: lousberg.macara at
Phone: 202-566-1308
Fax: 202-566-1544

Mailing address:
U.S. EPA (4501T)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20460

Street address for meetings and deliveries:
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 7136G
Washington, DC  20004

Heidi Schuttenberg
Environmental Policy Specialist
NOAA Ocean Service
Office of Response and Restoration

ph:  301-713-2989 x224
fx:  301-713-4389

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