Regional conservation non-profit Wild South announced today the Nominee Finalists for its 7th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards will recognize and honor outstanding work in 2014 to protect wild places and wild things in the South. GreenWorks Clean Communities Coordinator Eric Bradford is among the nominees for Outstanding Educator.
Eric is a conservation superstar on the GreenWorks staff. In 2014, Eric organized 2,698 volunteers to work on 196 projects, leading to the removal of 18.47 tons of trash, 905 tires collected and 649 trees planted. Whether explaining the importance of what they’re doing to volunteers on a project or presenting to an auditorium full of kids on lunchroom composting, Eric is always teaching. Eric’s nomination for the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award shows that we’re not alone in recognizing what a great educator Eric is.
The winners will be announced and awards will be presented at Wild South’s 7th Annual Green Gala held March 20, 2014 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC.