2003 National Wetlands Awards Recipients

Maggie Hurchalla

Indian River Lagoon Feasibility Study
Stuart, Florida
Maggy Hurchalla’s family moved to Miami in the 1920s, just in time for the 1926 Hurricane-a wall of water and wind that humbled Florida’s boom-time settlers.

Neil Johnston

Project CATE Foundation (Conservation Action Through Education) Foundation
Mobile, Alabama
After many years of environmental and conservation activism in his private and professional life, Neil Johnston has derived his formula for environmental change and stands by it: “Educate, educate, educate.”

Bryce and Brad Evans

Evans Family Farms
Concordia, Missouri
Bryce and Brad Evans purchased 1,450 acres of bottomland in Missouri in 1991, with dreams of developing a top-notch row crop farm.

David Carter

Fremont County Soil & Water Conservation District
Sydney, Iowa
David Carter grew up on a small farm in southwestern Iowa near the town of Randolph.

B. Graeme Lockaby

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn, Alabama
The depth and breadth of academic contributions to the understanding of the ecology of floodplain forests made by Graeme Lockaby are unsurpassed.

Paul Scott Hausmann

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison, Wisconsin
Paul Scott Hausmann and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources statewide wetland team he leads have developed and implemented a state program widely emulated for its excellence and innovation in managing and protecting wetlands.

John Beal

I’M A PAL (International Marine Association Protecting Aquatic Life) Foundation
Seattle, Washington
John Beal has been restoring habitat, streams, and wetlands for more than 25 years.