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Award Programs

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida works with many inspiring organizations and individuals. Annually we recognize several of the most dedicated through the following awards.

Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award

The Foundation annually honors the late conservationist, Red Hills landowner, and former Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Member Louise Ireland Humphrey by recognizing a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employee for their dedication and outstanding service to the protection and preservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources over the course of their career.

Past Award Recipients:

2017 Scott Sanders Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2016 Mike Brooks Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2014 Lawson Snyder Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2013 Joan Berish Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2012 Greg Holder Office of the Executive Director
2011 Ron Taylor Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
2010 Tim Breault Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2009 Col. Julie Jones Division of Law Enforcement
2008 Carol Knox Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2007 Vic Heller Office of the Executive Director
2006 John Snow Division of Law Enforcement
2005 Frank Montalbano Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2004 Bob Wattendorf Division of Freshwater Fisheries
2003 Phillip G. Chapman Division of Freshwater Fisheries
2002 Lothian A. Ager Division of Freshwater Fisheries
2001 Karen A. Stedinger Florida Marine Research Institute
2000 Paul Shafland Division of Freshwater Fisheries
1999 Larry Campbell Division of Wildlife

Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of the Year Award

While the Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award honors performance over the course of an FWC staff person’s career, the Foundation since 2013 has recognized outstanding annual performance via the Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of the Year Award, named in honor of the former FWC Commission Chair and current Foundation board member.

Past Award Recipients:

2017 Kipp Frohlich Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2015 David Broughton Division of Law Enforcement
2014 David Telesco Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
2013 Mike Orlando Division of Habitat & Species Conservation

BlueGreen Conservation Leadership Award

The Foundation also recognizes individuals beyond FWC for their outstanding contribution and leadership in conservation within the State of Florida.

Past Award Recipients:

2016 Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. Pioneering rancher, conservationist and former president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association
2015 Carlton Ward Conservation Photographer
2014 Adam Putnam Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2013 Beau Turner Founder, Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center
2012 John L. Morris CEO and Founder, Bass Pro Shops

BlueGreen Volunteer of the Year Award

The Foundation periodically recognizes outstanding volunteer service to conservation within the State of Florida.

Past Award Recipients:

2016 Connie Sweet volunteer for FWC’s Public Access & Wildlife Viewing Program
2015 Bishop Wright Florida Airboat Association, Everglades Coordinating Council, Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation

Finally, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, in collaboration with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), honors both sworn and non-sworn FWC employees who distinguish themselves through exemplary long-term dedication to the conservation of Florida’s natural marine resources. This award recognizes performance above and beyond the call of duty that results in the saving of human life, enforcement of marine conservation laws and regulations, or significant progress in the conservation of marine species and ecosystems. The award is given up to five times yearly at FWC Commission meetings.

Founded by world-renowned marine artist, conservationist and biologist Dr. Guy Harvey, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is an organization of philanthropists, conservationists, scientists, and educators focused on developing sensible strategies for promoting the conservation of our oceans and nurturing the next generation of marine scientists and guardians of our seas.

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