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Earth Day Award
The Livingston County Environmental Management Council (EMC) Earth Day Award recognizes individuals, businesses, agencies, or organizations for outstanding achievements in preserving or improving the Livingston County environment or educating others about Livingston County’s environment. The achievements may have occurred during the previous year or may involve ongoing efforts spanning a number of years.

Earth Day Award Nomination Process
The EMC issues a request for nominations in January/February each year for the Earth Day Award. 

For a copy of this year's Earth Day Award Nomination Form, click here.

To see a copy of the Earth Day Award press release, click here

Earth Day Award Recipient, 2016

The Livingston County Environmental Management Council selected SUNY Geneseo FORCES as the 2016 EMC Earth Day Award recipient.  The EMC recognized FORCES for their responsible stewardship of one our region’s premiere natural resources, Letchworth State Park, and their engagement of others in connecting with and improving their environment. 

The Environmental Management Council acknowledged the dedication of the students of FORCES and the significant number of volunteer hours completed in 2015, with efforts ranging from invasive species removal and monitoring, to trail and park facilities maintenance, to holding public education seminars.

Previous Earth Day Award Recipients
  • Jean Meekin of the Conesus Lake Association (1999)
  • Ralph Van Houten, former Director of Environmental Health, Livingston County Department of Health (2000)
  • Jack Baldwin of the Conesus Lake Association (2001)
  • Don Root, Hemlock Lake Conservationist and Watershed Inspector (2001)
  • Dalton Elementary School Earth Club and Holly Adams, founder of the Dalton Elementary School Earth Club (2002)
  • Sheriff John M. York, Major James H Rose, Corporal Jamie Kelley, and Deputy Michael Malone, of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (2003)
  • Douglas Bassett of Letchworth State Park (2004)
  • Chuck Winship, Sugarbush Hollow, LLC (2005)
  • Richard C Palermo, Sr. of Livonia (2006)
  • Don Wetzel, Conesus Lake Watershed Manager (2007)
  • Barry Ganzhorn, Sr. of Caledonia (2008)
  • Genesee Valley Conservancy (2009)
  • Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway (2010)
  • Conesus - Livonia Environmental Action Network (CL.E.A.N.) Recycling Center (2011)
  • Ron Walker of Friends With Feathers (2012)
  • SUNY Geneseo (2013)
  • Davies Nagel of Piffard (2014)
  • Harold Shay (2015)