The Gulf of Maine Council is pleased to issue this second call for nominations for our 2019 awards program. With your help, we will celebrate and honor the accomplishments of volunteers, professionals, businesses, and organizations for their outstanding efforts to promote a healthy and sustainable Gulf of Maine ecosystem. The Council is seeking award nominees from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Awards will be presented during a special ceremony on the evening of July 10, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please help us recognize these unsung heroes by submitting your nominations before the April 5th deadline!
GOMC 2019 Awards and Nomination Forms
Up to two individuals, businesses, or organizations from each province and state bordering the Gulf of Maine will be selected to receive Visionary Awards. These awards recognize innovation, creativity, and commitment to protecting the marine environment. Paid professionals or volunteers are eligible.
Longard Volunteer Award
The Council presents this annual award to one outstanding volunteer who has made significant contributions to conserving or managing resources within the Gulf of Maine. Past recipients have been involved in stewardship projects, educational programs, volunteer monitoring, and habitat restoration.
Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Award
This award is bestowed in memory of Susan Snow-Cotter, former director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Management and long-time friend of the Council. One individual will be selected to receive this special award for coastal management professionals who exhibit outstanding leadership or exceptional mentoring in the Gulf of Maine watershed.
The Gulf of Maine Industry Award recognizes an individual, company, or organization for innovation and leadership in efforts to improve the well-being of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that call it home. Nominations are sought from the following sectors – tourism, commercial and recreational fisheries, aquaculture, renewable energy generation, and water transportation.
Sustainable Community Award
The Council will recognize a community, or group within a community for exemplary work in achieving sustainability outcomes related to the environment and economy, that are in line with the objectives of the Council’s Action Plan.
Nominations will be accepted through April 5, 2019
For more information, visit www.gulfofmaine.org
Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
The mission of the Council is to maintain and enhance environmental quality in the Gulf of Maine and to allow for sustainable resource use by existing and future generations.