There is still time! Do you know someone who is leading a successful collaborative effort to protect or restore Virginia’s environment?Please nominate them for Virginia’s 2017 McCarthy Award!
Nominations are not hard, and are due March 13th. Please see below for more information.

David Bearinger (left) and Anne Beals (second from the right) accept the 2016 McCarthy Award on behalf of the recipient, Karen Terwilliger.

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.