Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rockfall 2014 Youth Leadership Awards Applications Now Available-Deadline June 6

Awards Program to Recognize High-School Student Environmental Leadership
Applications for The Rockfall Foundation’s annual awards program highlighting youth achievement are now available online at the foundation’s website (www.rockfallfoundation.org ). The Virginia R. Rollefson Youth Environmental Leadership Awards recognize Middlesex County high school students who are presently involved with significant programs and projects in areas of natural resource preservation, conservation, restoration or development.

The award includes a cash gift for those individuals and/or groups honored, with up to two awards given each year. The application process is now open to county students in grades 9-12 beginning on April 22, Earth Day, and will close June 6.

The winners will be selected and announced in October (in time for early-decision college applications), and the public presentation will be part of Rockfall’s Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony in November 13. Application materials are posted on the foundation’s website  here

For additional information or with any questions, contact Claire Rusowicz, (860)347-0340; crusowicz@rockfallfoundation.org.


The Rockfall Foundation supports environmental education, conservation programs and planning initiatives in Middlesex County. Established in 1935, it is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations whose mission is to be a catalyst-- bringing people together and supporting organizations to conserve and enhance the county’s natural environment. Rockfall awards grants each year to organizations, schools and municipalities, and sponsors educational forums and symposia.

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