Comito honored with National Wetlands Award in Washington, DC

Congratulations to ILF and Water Rocks! program director Dr. Jacqueline Comito, recognized with a 2015 National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach!  The National Wetlands Award Ceremony was held this evening at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.  Six awardees from across the country were recognized for their exceptional work related to wetlands, in such categories as Education and Outreach, Science Research, Conservation and Restoration, and Landowner Stewardship.

Earlier in the day, award winners participated in a highly informative science briefing on Capitol Hill, titled Water Resources in the United States: Understanding the connections between streams, wetlands, and downstream waters.

Comito was nominated for the award by Clare Lindahl, Conservation Districts of Iowa, in recognition of her passionate promotion of wetlands (and many other conservation practices, as well) to people young and old across the state of Iowa. Read more about Comito’s award in our previous blog post Comito receives 2015 National Wetlands Award.

Program director Jacqueline Comito shares

Program director Jacqueline Comito reflects on the “joy of wetlands” in her National Wetlands Award acceptance speech.  The National Wetlands Awards are sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute.

 

Comito is presented the 2015 National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach from Jeff Williams, NRCS National Wetlands Specialist.

Comito is presented the 2015 National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach from Jeff Williams, Natural Resources Conservation Service/National Wetlands Easement Specialist.

Congratulations, Jackie, for this well-deserved honor!  Your passionate enthusiasm for all things wetlands is truly contagious!

Ann Staudt

One thought on “Comito honored with National Wetlands Award in Washington, DC

  1. Jody Kerns says:

    Congrats on this well deserved award Jackie!! WTG!!!!! Also, good job Clare for taking the time to nominate! Lots of good things going on in Iowa, nice to see it recognized Nationally!

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