MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will once again recognize special contributors to the parks with its prestigious Eagle Awards. They will be presented Feb. 1, 2020 at Lake Guntersville State Park.
Nominations for the fourth annual Eagle Awards are open online at alapark.com/eagle-awards. Awards will be presented in five categories: Elected Official, Community Partner, Park Partner, Volunteer in Parks (VIP) and Youth. Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, Jan. 6.
“This special recognition program means so much to everyone in the Alabama State Parks Division,” said Parks Director Greg Lein. “Our parks could not operate or thrive without the help of those we are able to celebrate each year during Eagle Awareness Weekend at Lake Guntersville State Park. It’s a challenge to select the Eagle Award winners each year because we have so many people who give so much of themselves to help our parks.”
THE EAGLE AWARDS CATEGORIES:
This award honors an elected official who has worked in conjunction with the parks to help preserve natural areas, operate recreational facilities, and extend