Have you heard of the “Green” Oscars? Wild South http://www.wildsouth.org/ just awarded Barry Sulkin the 2011 award for his work as Outstanding Conservationist in 2011 (TN PEER Director, TN) at the Fourth Annual Green Tie Gala and Conservation Awards! The awards recognize “conservation heroes” across the South and honor outstanding conservation work in 2011 to protect wild places.
“The nominees represent six states and exemplify dedication and passion for environmental conservation,” Tracy Davids, Wild South’s Executive Director, said in the press release announcing the finalists. “Conservation groups know that we cannot realize our vision with staff and volunteers alone. Success requires the support of each citizen who believes in the power of a South with healthy, intact ecosystems.”
Barry encouraged me and fellow Uni of Tennessean’s hike every trail in the Smoky Mountains and has been tireless in defending rivers and streams as an environmental/civil engineer for over 35 years. He dated and married the recently late Minda Lazarov ( my college room mate) and they established a land trust for their acreage in Tennessee.
A pretty cool award!