|Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is seeking nominees for three awards through June 18, 2010.
The Ralph W. Abele Conservation Heritage Award is the highest recognition the Commission can confer on persons who distinguish themselves in the cause of conservation. The Commission established the Abele Award to recognize citizens of Pennsylvania who have made outstanding contributions to the protection, conservation, and enhancement of the aquatic resources of the Commonwealth. The award serves as a memorial to Ralph Abele for his steadfast and courageous work in protecting and conserving our natural resources.
The Commissioner Paul J. Mahon Access for All Award recognizes the efforts of Mr. Mahon to ensure accessibility to the Commonwealth’s waterways for all individuals interested in fishing and boating, regardless of physical ability. The award is intended to acknowledge Pennsylvania citizens or organizations who have made outstanding contributions, above and beyond legal requirements, to improving fishing and boat access for the disabled.
The Stanley Long Outstanding Volunteer Service Award Program was created in 2003 to publicize and recognize the contributions made to Pennsylvania anglers and boaters by Commission volunteers. The program identifies and honors the Commission’s most exemplary and inspiring volunteer. Although volunteers are best characterized as unsung heroes, their tireless efforts and voluminous contributions augment and ensure public safety and provide services to countless Commonwealth anglers and boaters. The award serves as a memorial to long-time volunteer Stanley Long.
To learn more about the awards and to nominate deserving individuals, please visit http://fishandboat.com/award.htm. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit www.fishandboat.com.