Since 1989, the program has honored more than 150 champions of wetlands conservation; helped draw local and national media attention to their causes; and played an important role in securing funding for and convincing policy makers to consider seriously the issues they have championed.
The 2012 National Wetlands Awards recipients were honored on May 10, 2012 at this year's Awards Ceremony at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
The 2012 National Wetlands Awards recipients at this year's ceremony.
View photos of this year's ceremony.
Listen to the audio recording from the ceremony here.
To read this year's transcript please click here.