EPA’s Gulf of Mexico Program Solicits Nominations for the 2017 Gulf Guardian Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program is seeking nominations for the 2017 Gulf Guardian Awards. These awards recognize and honor businesses, community groups, individuals and organizations that are taking extraordinary steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive. Nominations are due by October 31, 2016.

For 2017, the Gulf of Mexico Program will be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in seven (7) categories: 

  1. Business & Industry
  2. Environmental Justice/Cultural Diversity
  3. Civic/Non-Profit Organizations
  4. Youth Environmental Education
  5. Individual
  6. Bi-National
  7. Partnerships

All 21 winners in these seven categories will be recognized for their project and achievements at a special Gulf Guardian Awards ceremony in Alabama next summer.

The Gulf of Mexico Program is underwritten by the EPA and is a non-regulatory, inclusive consortium focused on the health, productivity and restoration of the Gulf of Mexico and all of the communities that rely on this natural resource.

Participants include members of state and federal government agencies and representatives from the business and agricultural communities, fishing industry, and community and scientific leaders from across the five Gulf States and Mexico.

Gulf Guardian Award recipients exemplify what the Gulf of Mexico Program partnership is all about: innovative solutions that come about when resources are pooled and creative methods are employed to positively impact quality of life and economic well-being in the Gulf of Mexico.

To complete a nomination application for 2017, go to the Gulf of Mexico Program’s website at https://www.epa.gov/gulfofmexico.   

The 2017 Gulf Guardian applications are available in both English and Spanish. Email your nomination to GulfGuardian@epa.gov by October 31, 2016. 

If you have any questions, or require further information or assistance, please contact the Gulf of Mexico Program at (228) 679-5892.

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