KIDS for the BAY Wins John Muir Conservation Award
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) received the John Muir Conservation Award for environmental education at an exciting ceremony on November 5, 2011. The John Muir Association recognizes four organizations annually whose work continues the legacy of John Muir in education and environmental preservation. Organizations are recognized in one of four categories: Conservationist of the Year, Environmental Education, Non-Profit or Public agency, and Business. This award was presented to KIDS for the BAY in recognition of our outstanding achievements in environmental education over the past nineteen years, including 56,000 Inspired Environmentalists, who have participated in KIDS for the BAY programs, and taken action to help solve environmental problems in their local communities.
“I am thrilled for KIDS for the BAY to receive this recognition for our important work inspiring young people to help take care of the environment we all share.”
Mandi Billinge, Executive Director/Founder, KIDS for the BAY
KIDS for the BAY staff, Sheela Shankar, Deborah Zierten, Bhavana Mody, and Mandi Billinge, attended the awards ceremony and enjoyed connecting with donors and supporters as well as other award recipients.
KIDS for the BAY Executive Director and Founder, Mandi Billinge, accepted the Award for KIDS for the BAY and gave an inspiring speech about our work in environmental education.