The St. Charles County Parks Department is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Volunteer Awards through March 18.
The Outstanding Volunteer Awards will be presented to the winners at the Parks Department’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Night held during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 10-16.
“The St. Charles County Parks Outstanding Volunteer Awards have been established to honor and recognize park volunteers who have made a substantial impact to our regional parks system and the community,” said St. Charles County Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer.
To qualify, the nominees must have assisted with volunteer projects through natural resources and the environment, trail maintenance, forestry and horticulture, or education and historical presentation. The group and individual nominees must be currently active or must have engaged in St. Charles County Parks volunteer activities for a minimum of one year and cannot have received this award in the past two years.
Nominees also should exemplify outstanding enthusiasm, time, talent and effort to diligently preserve and conserve the natural and historic resources of St. Charles County for the recreational benefit and enjoyment of citizens. Awards will be given in the following categories: Individual, Family, Group/Organization [two or more citizens that volunteer together on the same project(s) under a group or organization name], Youth age 17 or younger, Seniors age 55 or older, Corporate/Business, Faith-Based organization and Lifetime Achievement.
Nomination forms can be found online at www.stccparks.org. The forms may be submitted electronically or printed and postmarked no later than March 18, and mailed to:
St. Charles County Parks Department, Outstanding Volunteer Nomination, 201 North Second St. – Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301.