The Chesapeake Bay Trust celebrated our 2018 scholarship and award winners at our Annual Legislative Reception and Awards Program held at the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, January 11, 2018. During the event, more than 150 environmental leaders and Maryland legislators came together to honor six remarkable individuals for their outstanding contributions to environmental education, watershed restoration, and volunteerism.
This year’s winners embodied the spirit of the Trust’s family of grantees, who work tirelessly to restore and protect their local natural resources and engage community members in those efforts.
Awards are made each year to two students for environmental and community leadership, to one educator for excellence in environmental education, to one business for green efforts, to one organization for a notable watershed stewardship project, and to one community leader or volunteer who goes routinely above and beyond in improving the streams, rivers, parks, forests, or other natural resource within our watershed.
2018 Award Winners
2018 Ellen Fraites Wagner Award
Reverend Gail A. Addison
President/CEO, End Time Harvest Ministries
Prince George’s County
2018 Student of the Year Scholarship
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
2018 The Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship
2018 Educator of the Year
Francis J. Cardo
Program Facilitator for Science and STEM Education
Cecil County Public Schools
2018 Commercial Stewards Award
2018 Melanie Teems Award
Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.
Prince George’s County
Congratulations to all of our awardees and thank you to the legislators, partners, family, and friends who joined us in celebrating them!
Learn more about our scholarships and awards program and find a description of each award here.
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