Pictured: Guests converse at the 2022 UDC River Valley Awards at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA.
NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will accept public nominations through August 18 for its 35th Annual River Valley Awards Ceremony coming up on September 10 at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA.
“These awards are intended to honor the contributions that individuals, organizations, communities, and government agencies have made to enhancing the quality of life or protecting the resources in the Upper Delaware River region,” said UDC Executive Director Laurie Ramie. “We would like the entire river community to be involved in the nomination process.”
Nine categories are available. Find a nomination form and directory of past award recipients at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org though proposals may take any written form. Supporting information and a full contact for the nominee would be greatly appreciated.
Submit nominations to UDC, P.O. Box 192, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764 or email@example.com. Please call (845) 252-3022 for more information.
The Sunday, Sept. 10, ceremony will include a 3 p.m. reception and 4 p.m. buffet dinner, with a keynote address by U.S. Congressman Marc Molinaro (NY-19), and award presentations to follow. Reservations at $33 per person are due by Friday, Sept. 1st.
The UDC seeks nominations for any of these potential categories:
Distinguished Service or Advocacy Award – Given to an individual who has acted with distinction in support of the goals and objectives of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River. This is the UDC’s highest honor.
Robin M. Daniels Memorial Lifesaving Award – Given to individual(s) who, through an act of selfless heroism, saved the life of a person or persons in imminent peril.
Community Service Award – Given to the individual, community, sportsmen’s or conservation group, or other entity that took action to protect the river corridor, or one or more of its valuable resources.
Cultural Achievement Award – Given to the organization or individual whose work promoted, enhanced, or interpreted the cultural resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley.
Recreation Achievement Award – Given to an organization or individual that made an outstanding effort to educate river users about such subjects as water safety, conservation, litter control, river etiquette, and property rights.
Outstanding Community Achievement Award – Given to a municipality to recognize significant action to protect the river corridor.
Partnership Award – Given to multiple entities instituting new programs or policies, or engaging in cooperative ventures, in support of the River Management Plan.
Volunteer Award – Given to the individual or organization who contributed significant time and energy in service of the Upper Delaware River Valley.
Award(s) of Recognition – Given to those who have made substantial efforts in the past year to improve the Upper Delaware’s quality of life and resources.