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NOAA RECOGNIZES 2003 ENVIRONMENTAL HEROES
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
presented its annual Environmental
Hero Award to 35 recipients. Held in conjunction with Earth Day
celebrations, the award honors NOAA volunteers for their “tireless
efforts to preserve and protect our nation's environment.”
Established in 1995 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, the Environmental Hero award is presented to individuals and organizations that volunteer their time and energy to help NOAA carry out its mission. Previous recipients include oceanographers Jean-Michel Cousteau and Sylvia Earle, and actor Ted Danson, head of the American Oceans Campaign.
This year, there are a total of 36 winners — 35 individuals and one organization. Five awards are being presented posthumously. Recipients of the 2003 NOAA Environmental Heroes Award are listed below.
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