AWW would like to extend our congratulations to Jill Wachs and Zoe Nye for being recognized during the recent Alabama Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Achievement Awards.
Jill Wachs was named Conservation Educator of the Year. Jill is the 4-H Regional Extension Agent for Barbour County. She has worked hard to ensure that youth in her county have meaningful and fun opportunities through which they gain awareness, knowledge, and skills related to natural resources and environmental education. 4-H AWW is one of the programs she has used to achieve her conservation education goals. Jill has placed a special emphasis on encouraging educators and youth to value and protect Lake Eufaula, an aquatic treasure right in their backyards. Jill is a caring, passionate, and hard-working educator who is truly deserving of this honor. We are thrilled to see her recognized!
Zoe Nye was selected as the Youth Conservationist of the Year. Zoe, who is now a student at Mississippi State University, participated in many environmental conservation-related programs while she was a student at Ardmore High School. Through her participation with the Naturalist Club at her school, she was one of the first students to be certified as a 4-H Alabama Water Watcher. She was an active monitor and promoter of AWW throughout her high school career. Zoe is a well-spoken, thoughtful, and spirited young woman with a drive to make a difference. AWW is so proud to see Zoe recognized on this level, and hope that other youth follow the example she sets!
To read more about the AWF Governor’s Awards, and see more images from the ceremony, visit the AWF Wepage about the ceremony.