Delmarva Ornithological Society Awards 2010
“DOS presents the annual award to a person or organization that makes a significant contribution to conserving bird habitats on the Delmarva Peninsula,” said DOS President Sally O’Byrne.
“The awards committee was impressed with the importance Clear into the Future has placed on the Delaware estuary, and the broad impact the initiative has made by underwriting the DuPont Nature Center, funding graduate fellowships and participating in projects such as the Delaware Bird-A-Thon and the Peregrine Falcon Webcam,” Sally said. “The committee also was impressed by the fact that the members of the Clear into the Future team act as volunteers, outside of their ‘day jobs’ at DuPont.”
“We’re thrilled to have been honored by the Delmarva Ornithological Society,” said Sheryl Telford, project director for Clear into the Future. “Through our joint work with the Peregrine Falcon Webcam, habitat preservation grants and the Bird-A-Thon, we hope to continue protecting and enhancing the Delmarva Peninsula’s unique bird habitats.”
Clear into the Future is a DuPont corporate initiative aimed at protecting and improving the health and beauty of the Delaware Estuary, while encouraging environmentally sustainable, regional economic growth. DuPont launched the initiative publicly in May 2007 with the grand opening of the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve.
To date, Clear into the Future has provided approximately $3 million in grants to non-profit environmental organizations, fellowships to university graduate students, support to environmental centers and programs for primary school students. Through its volunteer program, Clear into the Future also has contributed thousands of hours of volunteer time for estuary clean-ups, wildlife inventories and other community service activities.