Jan Goldman-Carter Honored with Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award at National Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting
"Jan is a shining example of what Charlie Shaw embodied: a passionate team player, who recognizes the utility in forging strong partnerships across the nation to achieve a goal."
Jan Goldman-Carter of Washington, D.C., has been selected as the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2014 Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award for her true appreciation for the value and potential of the NWF-Affiliate partnership. The award will be presented on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at NWF’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a true appreciation for the value and potential of the relationship between NWF and its 46 State Affiliates. The NWF-Affiliate partnership combines national leadership with regional and grassroots support to accomplish important goals in wildlife conservation.
"The Minnesota Conservation Federation (MCF) was proud to nominate Jan for this prestigious award," said Gary Botzek, executive director for MCF, NWF’s affiliate. "I have worked with Jan for years in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. on clean water issues. Her knowledge on the issues, strong desire to do the right thing, and hard work are invaluable for MCF, NWF and most importantly for our natural resources – none more important than the waters of the U.S."
"Jan is a shining example of what Charlie Shaw embodied: a passionate team player, who recognizes the utility in forging strong partnerships across the nation to achieve a goal,” said Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. "She is renowned for her ‘awe-inspiring’ work on clean water, specifically upholding the Clean Water Act in the face of countless battles. These difficult battles occur regularly, but never once have they weakened Jan’s commitment to protect these important water bodies."
Nominated for her strong leadership, fervent passion and deep appreciation for conservation, the NWF Wetland and Water Resources senior manager continues to apply the principles that further NWF’s mission.
"My love of wetlands and waters is rooted in a childhood spent exploring Florida’s precious waters with my family, from the Everglades to Wakulla Springs, to the Apalachicola Bay," said Goldman-Carter. "The only way we can protect these special places is through constant vigilance and united action. Every single voice for clean water matters."
National Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the organization’s conservation efforts and works to create solutions to protect America’s water, air, and wildlife habitat for future generations.