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Nominations being accepted for 39th annual Tawes and Coulter Awards for a Clean Environment

Tawes Award winner’s favorite nonprofit group to receive $300 donation in their name; nomination deadline is April 14

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment and for the James B. Coulter Government Employee Award. The Tawes Award recognizes individuals, civic, community and non-profit groups that have demonstrated outstanding efforts to enhance Maryland’s environment over a period of time or with a single project. There are separate categories for youth and adults. The James B. Coulter Award acknowledges outstanding environmental contributions by a government employee.  The Maryland Petroleum Council will donate $300 each in the names of the Tawes youth and adult winners to the nonprofit group of their choice

The deadline for nominations is April 14. Nomination forms are available on the department’s website, and may be submitted by email to or by mail to: Maryland Department of the Environment, Office of Communications, 7th Floor, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD  21230, Attention: Adrienne Diaczok – Tawes Award. Read more.