NARROWSBURG –The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) is accepting public nominations until March 15 for its 25th Annual Awards Ceremony to be held on April 28 at The Inn at Lackawaxen in Lackawaxen, PA. “These awards are intended to highlight and honor the contributions that individuals, organizations, communities and government agencies have made to 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, particularly in this special year for the UDC as we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a non-profit organization.”
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 www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or on request.
Nominations are sought for the following:
Distinguished Service 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 personal heroism, saved the life of a person or persons in imminent peril in 2012.
Community Service Award–Given to the individual, community, sportsmen’s or conservation group,
or other entity that took action in 2012 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 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.
Outstanding Community Achievement Award–Given to a municipality to recognize significant action in 2012 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 2012 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 Sunday, April 28, ceremony will take place at The Inn at Lackawaxen, located at 188 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen, PA. The public is welcome. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with an hors d’oeuvres and cash bar reception. A buffet dinner with nine entrees and dessert including a 25th anniversary cake will be served at 4 p.m. A keynote address and the presentation of awards will follow.
Tickets are $27 per person. Reservations with advance payment are required by April 19.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org