The Rockfall Foundation Opens its Annual Call for Nominees
The Rockfall Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Environmental Champion Awards. Nominations are being accepted from now until July 29. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses for environmental efforts that contribute to the quality of life in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. Areas recognized include preservation
, conservation, ecosystem restoration, and environmental and sustainability
education. The Tom ODell will be awarded for outstanding ongoing or long-term accomplishments. are awarded,
as appropriate, to
recognize significant programs or projects. Awardees
will be recognized at The Rockfall Foundation’s Annual Meeting, Grants and
Awards celebration on October 8th.
The nominee’s contributions must impact the Lower Connecticut River Valley, which includes the following towns: Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook. Impacts to the Connecticut River corridor or Long Island Sound are also eligible as long as there is a benefit to at least one of the listed towns.
Nomination forms must be received by noon on July 29 at or at The Rockfall Foundation, deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington St., Middletown, CT 06457. Nomination forms can be downloaded at or one can be requested by calling 860-347-0340.
The Rockfall Foundation supports environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through public programs and grants. Founded in 1935, the Foundation is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2020. As one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations, it continues its mission set by founding philanthropist Colonel Clarence S. Wadsworth. The Rockfall Foundation also operates the historic deKoven House Community Center that offers meeting and event room rentals and office space for non-profit organizations.