This is a reminder that nominations for the 2018 Chesapeake Forest Champion contest are due Friday August 31st and must be submitted to

The purpose of this contest is to recognize the outstanding efforts of groups and individuals from around the Bay watershed to conserve, restore, and celebrate Chesapeake forests in 2018. The contest is open to all including landowners, community groups, nonprofits, forestry and natural resource professionals, schools, youth organizations, businesses, public agencies and others working in rural, suburban and urban areas. Basically, if you know any group or individual who is doing outstanding work for forests, as a volunteer or professional, nominate them.

A Chesapeake Forest Champion will be selected from each category: Greatest On-the-Ground Impact, Most Effective at Engaging the Public, and Exemplary Forest Steward. Nominations submitted for either of the last two contests will automatically be considered for 2018.

The selected champions will be honored at an award ceremony at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum in Shepherdstown, WV on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.

Only applications submitted through the nomination form linked here will be considered.