Press Release


The Maryland Department of the Environment and Maryland Petroleum Council will announce winners of the 2010 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment and the third annual James B. Coulter Award. This year’s awardees are from Washington and Anne Arundel Counties.

The awards recognize outstanding contributions by youth, adults, private and public organizations involved in the restoration and protection of Maryland’s natural resources. The Tawes Award, recognizes both adults and youth and is named in honor of the late Governor J. Millard Tawes, first secretary of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. The James B. Coulter Award, named after Maryland’s second DNR Secretary, acknowledges significant public service in the environmental field by a government employee.


MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson Maryland Petroleum Council Executive Director Drew Cobbs
Award Winners


Wednesday May 12 at 11:30 a.m.


Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis Please inform the entrance gate attendant that you are attending the Tawes Award luncheon and you will not be charged admission to the park.

Directions to Quiet Waters Park and a Map of the Park can be found at