Know of any unsung environmental heroes? Nominate them for a Golden Pinecone Award. Nevada EcoNet is accepting nominations for the annual awards now through Sept. 1. Winners are chosen for the following categories: individual, nonprofit organization or federal/state agency, business, public figure/servant (elected or appointed official), and agency representative.
Golden Pinecone awards have been given for all but one of the past 23 years. Last year’s recipients were David Hornbeck of the Sierra Club, nonprofit Kiley Ranch Preservancy Foundation, Ormat Technologies, Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley, and Mark Struble of the Bureau of Land Management.