2017 Champions of the Wilds: Inspiring Youth Award
Category: Inspiring Youth Award
Every spring the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities or businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds by marrying economic development and conservation goals. These prestigious awards are presented at the Planning Team’s Annual Dinner, which this year will be held April 27th.

INSPIRING YOUTH AWARD: Honors an adult or youth who has made outstanding contributions to involve young people in the work to grow the region’s outdoor recreation economy and to conserve its unparalleled natural and cultural resource assets.

Award nominations will be judged by the degree to which they help advance one or more of the following goals: to create jobs, diversify local economies, inspire stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and improve quality of life.
Award nominations will also be judged by the degree to which they reflect the hallmarks of the effort to grow the outdoor recreation economy in the Pennsylvania Wilds. These hallmarks include: use of creative partnerships and planning; fostering a strong sense of place and community pride; ability to replicate new ideas or models in other communities; and demonstration of strong grassroots support.

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In a few sentences, please share how this youth is making an impact in the PA Wilds?
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Is this volunteer work or part of a paid position?
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Thank you for nominating a Champion of The PA Wilds. As part of the application process a photo of your nominee is required. If the nominee is selected, this photo will be used on this website and during the awards presentation, as well as other announcements.

Please Upload Files Here: http://www.pawildscenter.org/nominate-a-pa-wilds-champion/media-submission-pa-wilds-champion-nominations/

When uploading please include the name of the nominee and award category in the name of the file, for example “John-Doe-Outstanding-Leadership-Award.jpg”, in the description area include what type of material you are uploading, for example “photo of John at work with volunteers, Clarion River clean up, May 2016”.

Support letters, reports, news articles, maps, renderings, video links and other supporting documents that bolster the application are strongly encouraged.

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