Alabama Wildlife Federation Recognized Conservation Achievement Award Recipients
The Alabama Wildlife Federation held the AWF Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards banquet, co-sponsored by Alabama Power Company and PowerSouth Energy on Friday, August 2, 2013 at The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville. Governor Robert Bentley provided opening remarks and assisted with the presentation of the awards. Additional sponsors included Consolidated Pipe & Supply, Inc., First South Farm Credit, Mr. Josh & Mrs. Mary Virginia Mandell, Mr. Lee Thuston, Russell Lands and Talladega Superspeedway. Alabama Gulf Seafood was sponsored by the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards (GCAA) are the most respected conservation honors in the state of Alabama. Over the past 30 years, the AWF has presented these awards to individuals and organizations that make great contributions to the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources.
This year’s award recipients are:
Conservationist of the Year:
James W. Porter, Birmingham
Wildlife Conservationist of the Year:
Jeff T. Garner, Florence
Forest Conservationist of the Year:
Co-authors of Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See
(Bill Finch, Rhett Johnson, John C. Hall, Beth Maynor Young)
Water Conservationist of the Year:
Roy H. Collins, Foley
Soil Conservationist of the Year:
Dr. William Puckett, Auburn
Air Conservationist of the Year:
Aviation Center Logistics Command
Conservation Organization of the Year:
Roundstone Native Seed
Conservation Communicator of the Year:
David Rainer, Silverhill
Conservation Educator of the Year:
Traci Knight Ingleright, Bessemer
Conservation Enforcement Officer of the Year:
Officer Elliott Waters, Tuscaloosa
Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year:
Barbour County Youth Hunt
Youth Conservationist of the Year:
Catherine Anne Wofford, Andalusia
Click here for more information about this year's winners.
View photos from the event.