2000 National Wetlands Awards Recipients

Ruth Patrick

Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ruth Patrick has been a leader in wetland research for more than 60 years.

Linda Beyt

University of Louisiana College of Education
Lafayette, Louisiana
Linda Beyt discovered a passion for wetland education and began a journey that has made her an educational leader, research partner, and instructor of university faculty.

Raymond Beck

Marlow, Oklahoma
Raymond Beck, a retired city employee, has dedicated and managed his 60-acres of land for wildlife for more than 30 years.

Roma Armbrust and Jean Harris

Ormond Beach Observers
Ventura and Oxnard, California
When Jean Harris and Roma Armbrust call a meeting to discuss preservation of Ormond Beach, environmentalists, property owners, and officials from all branches of government flock to the table.

Roger Holmes

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife (retired)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Roger Holmes, who retired from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this year after four decades of service to the agency, has been one of the state’s great conservationists and a national leader in wetland protection and management.

Derb Carter

Southern Environmental Law Center
When environmentalists want to protect wetlands in North and South Carolina, they seek out Derb Carter.