August 1, 2014

The Nature of Wildworks Honored with Environmental Award

 

On February 5, the City of Calabasas Environmental Commission honored Mollie Hogan’s The Nature of Wildworks with the Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award “for providing life-time care for non-releasable wildlife and educating children and adults through the presentation of outreach programs throughout the Santa Monica Mountains.”

Other recipients were Shadow Oak Wildlife Care for protecting wildlife through rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured baby animals and reintroducing them back to their natural habitat; Mr. Gerard Detamore, Teacher at Chaparral Elementary School, for his efforts to promote the education of resource conservation and recycling at the school; and Resource Conservation District of Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) for providing resource conservation and watershed education, performing restoration projects and research on biological resources.

In granting this award to select individuals or organizations, the commission considers the following:

• Measurable improvements to environmental quality

• Ongoing or long-term environmental benefits

• Creativity and innovation in technology or approach

• Model achievements

• Demonstrating a solid commitment to protecting the environment.

• Involving employees, governmental officials and/or community members in an environmental project.

• Showing a commitment to the public's best interests.

• Reaching out in an effective manner to stakeholders.

• Taking definitive steps to prevent pollution.

• Minimizing costs or demonstrating a payback on investments