Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 11, 2012

Graham named Water Conservationist of the Year

CROSSVILLE — Each year since 1965, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) has honored a select group of leaders in the conservation and stewardship of wildlife and their habitat in Tennessee.

"These awards recognize those individuals and organizations that have made truly meaningful contributions to conservation in Tennessee and to TWF," says Michael Butler, the Federation's chief executive officer. "The current generation is building upon the great work of our past winners, and we are proud to honor their contributions."

The 47th Annual TWF Conservation Achievement Awards were held April 18 at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville.

Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III was named the 2012 Water Conservationist of the Year for facilitating a partnership among multiple agencies and organizations to implement a habitat conservation plan for the Crossville area — the first of its kind — which has led to the identification and protection of at least 23 endangered and threatened species.

Founded in 1946, The Tennessee Wildlife Federation is dedicated to the conservation, sound management and enjoyment of Tennessee's wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations through stewardship, advocacy and education. To learn more, visit www.tnwf.org.

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