Aquidneck Land Trust launches high school environmental award

Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 3.03.14 PM.pngAquidneck Island high school seniors involved in conservation and environmental issues will now have a chance to be recognized by The Aquidneck Land Trust and take home $1,000 with the newly created "Environmental Leadership Award," the ALT said in an e-mail today.

Each Aquidneck Island high school may nominate one senior for the award, which will go to the student who best demonstrates "leadership and/or commitment to any or all of the following: land conservation, open space, clean water, or environmentalism."

Requirements for the application are outlined in the nomination form, which can be downloaded from the ALT website Deadline for nominations is March 7, 2014. For any questions, contact Jessica Pohl, Development Director, at (401) 849-2799 x18 or

The award will be presented at the recipient’s school during the end-of-year awards ceremony by ALT’s Executive Director and recognized in a press release and e-newsletter announcement to ALT supporters.

ALT's time-sensitive mission is to conserve Aquidneck Island's open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community. The organization has conserved 2,429.60 acres on 69 properties across Aquidneck Island since its founding in 1990. ALT is a 501©(3) non-profit organization, and the first land trust in Rhode Island to have received national accreditation. For more information, visit

Editorial note: Written from a press release.