The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with support from the U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for their annual Chesapeake Forest Champions contest.  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 2019. It 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. Nominations submitted for either of the last two contests will automatically be considered for 2019.

Winners will be recognized at the annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum on November 15 & 16 in Shepherdstown, WV. Nomination forms can be downloaded at: