Know someone who has been doing great work, using a collaborative approach, or helping to resolve a conflict, to protect and preserve Virginia’s environment?
If so, it’s time to nominate them for the Gerald P. McCarthy Award for leadership in environmental conflict resolution. The nomination is not hard.  Due March 13.
Please share with your networks – and please nominate your local hero!

The Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2017 McCarthy Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has taken a leadership role in preserving and protecting Virginia’s environment by fostering collaboration and conflict resolution.

Nominations forms for the 2017 award are due March 13th, and should be submitted to Tammy Switzer at The award will be presented at the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute’s Graduation on June 15th, 2017 in Charlottesville. You can find the nomination form and learn more information about the award here.

Questions about the award can be directed to Program Manager Kelly Altizer at or 434-924-6569.