2013 National Wetlands Awards Recipients

Mark Silberstein

Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Moss Landing, California
As the director of the Elkhorn Slough Foundation for 30 years, Mark Silberstein has worked tirelessly to protect, restore, and share the Elkhorn Slough, one of California’s most significant wetland environments.

Doug Norris

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Doug Norris has been at the forefront of wetlands protection and conservation in Minnesota for over 20 years.

Robert Brooks

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University Professor of Geography and Ecology, Dr. Robert P. Brooks is a preeminent wetlands researcher.

Robert Zorb

Spokane, Washington
Landowner Robert Zorb has worked with federal, state, and local partners to restore his land in Washington and Idaho.

Steve and Jerry Panzner

Panzner Wetland Wildlife Reserve
Akron, Ohio
Ohio landowners, brothers Steve and Jerry Panzner, have transformed their restored wetlands into a living laboratory for elementary, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Thomas Ries

Scheda Ecological Associates, Inc. & Ecosphere Restoration Institute Inc.
Temple Terrace, Florida
For over 25 years, Thomas Ries has played an instrumental role in wetland restoration in southwest Florida.