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UDC Seeks Nominations For 24th Annual Awards by March 19

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) is accepting public nominations until March 19 for its 24th Annual Awards Ceremony to be held on April 22 at The Carriage House in Barryville, NY.

“These awards are intended to highlight and honor the events and achievements of the many individuals, organizations, and government agencies in the Upper Delaware River region,” said UDC Acting Executive Director Laurie Ramie. “We want the entire river community to be involved in the nomination process.”

Nine award categories are available, in addition to the Oaken Gavel Award traditionally given by the Council to the past year’s chairperson.

Nomination forms and a list of past award recipients are available at the UDC’s website at or on request.

Nominations are sought for the following:

Distinguished Service Award– Given to that individual who 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 personal heroism, saved the life of a person or persons in imminent peril in 2011.

Community Service Award– Given to the individual, community, sportsmen’s or conservation group, or other entity that took action in 2011 to protect the river corridor, or one or more of its valuable resources.

Cultural Achievement Award– Given to the organization or individual whose work in 2011 promoted, enhanced, or interpreted the cultural resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley.

Recreation Achievement Award– Given to the organization that made an outstanding effort to educate river users about such subjects as water safety, conservation, litter control, river etiquette, and property rights in 2011.

Outstanding Community Achievement Award– Given to a municipality to recognize significant action in 2011 to protect
the river corridor.

Partnership Award– Given to a government agency or regional entity 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 time and energy in 2011 to enhance or protect the river corridor.

Award(s) of Recognition– Given to those individuals who have made substantial efforts to improve the quality of life and conserve the resources of the Upper Delaware River Valley.

Nominations will be evaluated by a UDC subcommittee. The list of this year’s honorees will be announced in late March.

The April 22 Earth Day Sunday ceremony will take place at The Carriage House restaurant, located at 3351 NYS Route 97 in Barryville. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with a reception offering hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A buffet dinner will be served at 4:00 p.m. A keynote address and the presentation of awards will follow.

Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations with advance payment are required by April 13. For more information on nominations and reservations, please contact the UDC at P.O. Box 192, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764, phone (845) 252-3022, fax (845) 252-3359, or e-mail


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