Each year, PennFuture honors the accomplishments of exceptional women conservationists in Pennsylvania. The 2020 Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards are designed to encourage continuing excellence in conservation and to forge a stronger network of exceptional women working to protect Pennsylvania’s environment.
Since its inception in 2015, this event has traveled around the state to different communities to ensure recognition of local leaders, volunteers, and career professionals. In 2020, they are celebrating women in Southwest Pennsylvania -- and I am incredibly honored to be counted among the awardees!
They've announced the honorees of PennFuture’s Sixth Annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards and ask you join in congratulating these eleven amazing women!
Before we get to “open the envelope, please” we do need to address some changes in our event this year due to COVID-19.
There was to be a banquet and award ceremony on April 30th at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh -- but, pandemic! Now, not surprisingly, there will be a virtual event, instead -- on October 8th. Your $40 Login Ticket will include a "PennFuture Swag Bag" with all kinds of useful things. Please register here!
And now, here they are, the 2020 Celebrating Women in Conservation Award Honorees!!!
Women of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation
Dr. Patricia DeMarco
Woman of Environmental Community Engagement
Woman of Renewable Energy and Climate
Woman of Environmental Arts
Woman of Environmental Media, Marketing, and Communications
Woman of Environmental Education
Camila Rivera Tinsley
Woman of Environmental Justice
Woman of the Watershed
Young Woman of Conservation Leadership
Leandra MiraYou can learn more about each of these women on the event page -- and register to attend!