REGION — Want to show off your commitment to clean and plentiful water in San Diego County? Now’s your chance as San Diego Coastkeeper has opened nominations for its 2015 Coastal Champions Awards. An annual award celebration held on World Oceans Day June 8, Coastal Champions seeks nominations in six categories to honor the people and projects throughout San Diego County that protect, restore and conserve water.
Coastkeeper asks participants to use its online form to nominate and self-nominate people, businesses and projects for six of the seven Coastal Champion categories.
Some of the 2015 Coastal Champions Awards categories include:
- Volunteer of the Year: In 2014, San Diego Coastkeeper and our region’s waters benefited from the efforts of more than 7,000 volunteers. We couldn’t achieve the successes we do without our amazing volunteers. Each year, the Volunteer of the Year recognizes someone who has truly gone above and beyond. This awardee will be selected by San Diego Coastkeeper staff.
- Blue Tech: The Blue Tech Award goes to exceptional innovation in the development and/or use of technology to protect and restore fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters in San Diego County.
- Marine Conservation: The Marine Conservation Award recognizes efforts to advocate for, monitor and/or implement ocean conservation programs, techniques and innovations including those dealing with fishery management and marine protected areas (MPAs) or other conservation areas of concern.
The deadline to nominate is April 30. For more information about this event and to become a sponsor, please visit Coastkeeper’s website at sdcoastkeeper.org.