Young Environmentalist Award nominations due by June 21

April 9, 2019

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking nominations for the 2019 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards.

Teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others are encouraged to nominate Delaware students who are working to make a difference for the environment. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which will have taken place between July 1, 2018 and Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 21. A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories: Elementary (grades 1-4), Middle School (grades 5-8), and High School (grades 9-12).

The Young Environmentalist program honors Delaware students whose actions have helped protect, restore or enhance Delaware’s natural resources through one or more of the following means: Demonstrating Environmental Stewardship; Initiating an Innovative Project; Increasing Public Awareness; and Demonstrating Environmental Ethics.

Winners will be honored in a special ceremony on Governor’s Day Thursday, July 25, at the Delaware State Fair. Each category winner will receive a certificate, gift card and prize pack in recognition of his or her contribution to the community.

This is the 26th year for the Young Environmentalist Awards program.

To submit nominations, mail to Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, or email to

For more information, including nomination forms, go to or call Joanna Wilson at 302-739-9902.