Who will be 2019 Conservationist of the Year?

Who will be 2019 Conservationist of the Year?

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2019 Conservationist of the Year

Sandy Moret

2018 Conservationist of the Year


In 1981 Moret was the first president of the Everglades Protection Association, which helped end commercial harvest in Everglades National Park. More recently, he was a founder of the #NoworNeverglades Declaration, which


has gained 75,000 signatures supporting healthy flows of fresh water for the Everglades. Due in part to #NoworNeverglades, state legislators passed SB 10 mandating construction of a reservoir south of Lake

Okeechobee to store, clean, and carry fresh water to the south. Because of Moret's active role in protecting the Everglades, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust received $5,000 toward its work in Florida estuaries and saltwater flats. Click here to read the complete story on Sandy Moret from Dec. 27, 2017.


2019 Conservationist of the Year

Rich Simms


2017 Conservationist of the Year

Simms was nominated by the Wild Steelhead Coalition (WSC) for his volunteer work that resulted in catch-and-release sportfishing regulations for all wild steelhead in Washington State. Because of his efforts, WSC received $10,000 to reduce the impacts of stocked fish in rivers with wild steelhead, combat habitat loss, and remove human constructed barriers to migration. Click here to read the complete story on Rich Simms from Jan. 4, 2017.

Who will be the 2019 Conservationist of the Year?


Fly Fisherman magazine is accepting nominations for the next Conservationist of the Year. If you know someone who has made outstanding efforts in protecting or enhancing local watersheds, make a nomination or send an email to conservation@flyfisherman.com. It doesn't matter whether that person organizes river cleanups, negotiates for improved streamflows, or campaigns against threatening industrial developments . . . we need to hear about it. That person's outstanding volunteerism could result in a $10,000 check from Simms Fishing Products. The funds will go to the nonprofit organization selected by the Conservationist of the Year.

Click here for the downloadable nomination form. Send to: conservation@flyfisherman.com or by mail to: Selection Committee, Fly Fisherman Magazine, 6385 Flank Drive Suite 800, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2018.

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