Awards & Honors

 

2012

CT NEMO's Michael Dietz and Chet Arnold have been given the Environmental Merit Award through EPA Region 1, for their work on New England Rain Garden Trainings. EPA's Environmental Merit Award is an annual award that recognizes outstanding environmental advocates who have made significant contributions toward preserving and protecting our natural resources.

CLEAR Geospatial Educator Emily Wilson was honored as a Connecticut Woman of Innovation by the CT Technology Council. As stated at the CTC website, "the awards program, sponsored by the Connecticut Technology Council, recognizes women in the workforce and at the high school and college levels, who are innovators, role models and leaders in the technology, science and engineering fields."

2009
The Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU) has selected NEMO Co-founder Chet Arnold to receive the Excellence in Extension award in the Northeast Region. The award is presented annually to an individual who has strived throughout his/her career to achieve benchmarks reflective of excellence in extension educational programming. Chet is being recognized for his work in co-founding and running the CT NEMO program, the National NEMO Network and CLEAR. He is the first recipient of this award from UConn or even New England.
2008
CT NEMO's Emily Wilson won the 2008 Environmental Professional Award in recognition of her exemplary efforts to help local land use officials by brining geospatial technology to town hall through the CRI Online and Connecticut's Changing Landscape projects. The award was given by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District.

The National NEMO Network received the Water Resources Team Award from the USDA/CSREES Water Program (to Dickson, Rozum, Arnold, Gibbons).

The CT NEMO Program won the 2008 Communications Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Plan Association for its set of three interrelated websites focused on Low Impact Development (LID). Visit NEMO’s low impact development websites at:nemo.uconn.edu/tools.htm.
The National NEMO Network won the 2008 national award from USDA as the Outstanding Integrated Water Resources Program.
2007
The AZ NEMO video, “Stormwater Management from a Watershed Perspective: Extreme Western Climates,” produced in partnership with the University of Washington, has won numerous awards, including AEGIS Film and Video Production Award: 2007 Finalist; HERMES Creative Awards - 2007 Gold Winner; The Videographer Awards - 2007 Honorable Mention; The Telly Awards - 2007 Bronze Winner.
The NEMO program, comprised of CT NEMO and the National NEMO Network, was awarded the 2008 Water Resources Team Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Outstanding Integrated Program.
2006

CT NEMO won the 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation in D.C. for its publication Putting Communities in Charge, which details the on-the-ground actions that Connecticut municipalities have taken after working with CT NEMO.

Public Outreach and Engagement Award, University of Connecticut (to CT NEMO Program) in 2006.

2005

CT NEMO’s Connecticut’s Changing Landscape website received a national award in 2005 from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.

The WA NEMO Program and its partners received an Environmental Plans Merit Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association for the Chico Creek Watershed Alternatives Future Planning Project.
Sue Donaldson of the NV NEMO Program received the Golden Pinecone award in 2005 by Environmental Leadership, a community based nonprofit organization for her pioneering environmental education programs.
NV NEMO fact sheets received a national award in 2005 from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.
Northland NEMO and its partners were also awarded a 2005 Merit in Planning Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their multimedia Guide to Using Natural Resource Information in Local Decision Making. The Guide can be found here.
2004
Northland NEMO won an award in 2004 for Outstanding Public Education from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association for their Linking Local Ordinances to Water Quality presentation and CD package.
NEMO was highlighted in the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy’s 2004 Final Report, which recommended an expansion of NEMO efforts. The full report can be found at www.oceancommission.gov.
2003

In the spring of 2003, the SC NEMO website was awarded the AT&T Communications 1st Place Award for 2003 from Clemson University.

ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems, ASPR.

Kristine Uhlman, coordinator of the Arizona NEMO program, was appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to the Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission.

2001

In the spring of 2003, the SC NEMO website was awarded the AT&T Communications 1st Place Award for 2003 from Clemson University.

Kristine Uhlman, coordinator of the Arizona NEMO program, was appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to the Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission.

The journal article in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing entitled Enhanced Outreach Education as a Decision Support System for Local Land Use Officials won the 2001 ESRI Award for the Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems

1999

University of Connecticut Chancellor's Information Technology Award, to the NEMO Project. 

1998

Outstanding Natural Resource & Land Use Management Program Award, to the NEMO Project. National Environmental Education and Training Foundation. 

1997

Outstanding Planning Program Award, to the NEMO Project, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Outstanding Municipal Project Award to the NEMO Project, presented by Middlesex County Soil and Water Conservation District.

1996

Small Town and Rural Planning Award for Excellence: Outstanding Educational Program Award, to the NEMO Project, American Planning Association.

1995

Water Quality & Water Resources Education Award, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Environmental Education.

1994

Certificate of Creative Excellence, U.S. International Film and Video Festival 1994 Competition (for the NEMO Project Videotape).

Northeast CES Directors Award of Excellence (for the NEMO Project).

Special Recogniton Award, The Nature Conservancy, CT Chapter.