South Carolina Forestry Commission
News Release

November 14, 2011

Nominations Wanted for 2011’s
Environmental Awareness Award

(Columbia, SC)- The State of South Carolina’s top honor for stewardship of the natural world will be awarded again soon and sponsoring agencies are putting out a call for your nominations!  The Environmental Awareness Award recognizes South Carolinians who are doing extraordinary work on behalf of our environment.  Nominations will be accepted through December 31, 2011.

Each year the public is invited to submit nominations to the awards committee.  This committee is made up of representatives from the state’s natural resource agencies, including the South Carolina Forestry Commission, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Natural Resources, and the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.  Their requirements are high.  Candidates should demonstrate innovation and leadership.  His or her accomplishments will have led to positive change or may have influenced matters affecting the natural environment.

Frank S. Holleman, III received the award in 2010 for exceptional leadership, creativity, and passion for conservation and education during his leadership at Naturaland Trust.  Mr. Holleman was instrumental in conservation of the Blue Wall Connection scenic corridor and Stumphouse Mountain.

Chances are you or someone you know is working hard on behalf of the environment everyday and should be recognized like Mr. Holleman.  The nomination form can be found at along with application guidelines and a brief history of the award.

The S.C. General Assembly established the S.C. Environmental Awareness Award in 1992.  It’s now in its 19th year recognizing outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation, and improvement of South Carolina’s natural resources. 

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For more information call Guy Sabin at the South Carolina Forestry Commission at (803) 896-8593.


The SC Forestry Commission’s mission is to protect and develop South Carolina’s forest resource
 For every $1.00 invested by SC in the Commission, the industry produces more than $1,800.00 of economic impact.



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