The Sonoma County Conservation Council is now accepting nominations for Environmentalist of the Year, Lifetime Environmental Commitment Award and Outstanding Environmental Educators, Projects and Programs. The general public, as well as environmentalists, are encouraged to nominate favorite activists, educators and programs – especially those in outlying areas and lesser-known arenas.

The nomination form and complete list of previous awardees are available at: The form is also available on request, but we much prefer you submit your nominations via the web site . Please read the instructions carefully. The deadline is Monday, February 8 at midnight.

The awardees will be announced at the 34th Annual Environmental Awards Dinner on March 6th at the Sebastopol Vet’s Hall. Flyers for the awards and the fundraising dinner are available at

Background: The Sonoma County Conservation Council

A federation of 17 non-profits, the SCCC operates the Environmental Center in Santa Rosa and collaborates with many local groups on a wide variety of issues and projects. The Center has three functions: It supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. Member groups and guests use it as their home base, and/or as a place for presenting programs, having meetings, preparing mailings or other work sessions. Most of this activity is open to the public directly, or through enrollment in one of the member organizations.