, a -based nonprofit organization focusing on wildlife preservation and land conservation, was recently awarded an Environmental Champion Award by Aquarion Water Company at a ceremony at Bridgeport's Beardley Zoo.
The award, according to a press release written by Justin May, recognizes "volunteer projects that have significantly contributed to the improvement of environmental quality through the protection, conservation, restoration and stewardship of Connecticut’s water, air, soils, and plant and wildlife habitats."
Wildlife In Crisis received a $2,500 grant to an environmental nonprofit of its choice.
“We were impressed not only with the leadership that our winners demonstrated in their efforts to preserve our state’s environment, but also the substantial results that their hard work delivered,” said Charles V. Firlotte, President and CEO of Aquarion Water Company. “Aquarion continuously seeks ways to contribute to the well-being of Connecticut’s environment, and we are pleased to recognize these winners who share that goal.”
Other winners were as follows:
- Large Business: Pitney Bowes of Shelton
- Small Business: Harvest Moon Timber Frame of Morris
- Non-Profit: Tie – Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) of Weston and Glastonbury High School’s Club Council
- Adult: Dr. Marc Taylor of Southbury
- Youth: Elisabeth Smith of Stamford