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beacon of inspiration, a tool for
raising public awareness, a source
of financial support, a symbol of
historical legacy and a catalyst for
excellence in the field. Through the
recognition it bestows, the Pugsley
Medal plays a vital role in shaping
the present and future of parks and
conservation efforts, ensuring the
importance of preserving our natural
environments remains at the
forefront of societal consciousness.
Nominations for the 2024 Pugsley
Medal in Parks and Conservation
will be accepted from April 9
to June 7. Potential nominees include
citizens, local, state or federal
policymakers, and park or conservation
professionals or educators
who have dedicated their efforts to
the advancement and preservation
of parks and conservation.
The Cornelius Amory Pugsley
Medal in Parks and Conservation
will be presented at the 2024 NRPA
Annual Conference in Atlanta, taking
place October 8-10.
The Pugsley Medal in Parks and
Conservation is supported by the
NPF (npf.org) and The Davey Tree
Expert Company (davey.com), an
employee-owned enterprise
with
more than 11,000 associates, specializing
in tree, natural resource
Awarded annually, the Pugsley Medal
honors individuals whose tireless efforts
have significantly advanced parks and conservation
at the local, state or national levels.
The medal's value lies not only in its
material form, but also in the recognition
it bestows upon those who have dedicated
their lives to the betterment of parks and
conservation.
and environmental management.
To submit a nomination, visit
the American Academy for Park
and Recreation
Administration
website
at aapra.org/Awards/
Pugsley-Medal.
Jane H. Adams is Executive Director at
American Academy for Park and
Recreation Administration (janeacycle@
gmail.com).
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