Monarchs Across Georgia gives two annual awards: the Service Award and the Pollinator Habitat Award. A donation to the Monarch Butterfly Fund is made in the name of our award recipients. Nominations for both awards are due by February 1, 2022.
Pollinator Habitat Award
The nominee for this award must be a Monarchs Across Georgia-certified Pollinator Habitat that goes above and beyond the minimum certification requirements and has been certified for at least three years. For this year's nominations, your habitat must have been certified in 2019 or earlier.
Nomination Form. Nominations for this award are only accepted online. To make it easier to complete the online form, first download this Nomination Form TEMPLATE in MS-Word. It includes all the questions from the online form. After completing it, you can simply cut and paste your answers into the online form. You can also save the Word template so you have a copy of your nomination answers.
Plant List. Submit a list of the current plants (genus and species) in the habitat, their bloom season(s), and the approximate number of each, indicating if they are a host and/or nectar/pollen source. Complete this Plant List Spreadsheet and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos. Submit three photos: (1) one of the pollinator habitat, (2) one example of your plant identification method, and (3) one example of your educational signage. Email them to email@example.com, labeled with the nominee's name, award type (habitat or service), and number (e.g., Cary, Habitat, 1)
View the rubric that the committee will use to evaluate Pollinator Habitat Award nominees.
This award recognizes significant contributions to monarch education, conservation, and/or habitat restoration in the state of Georgia. Two awards are available: one for an individual who is paid for the work (job) and another for a volunteer.
2013 -Sharon McCullough, Morgan County Middle School
2012 -Jenny Landrum, C.T. Walker Magnet School
2011 -Vicki Culbreth, City of Roswell
2010 - Chris and Chuck Stewart, Tapestry Greenhouse & Nursery, LLC
2009 -Laurie Crooks, Stone Mountain Elementary
2008 -Jennifer McCoy, Cobb County Watershed Stewardship
2007 - Dexter Rhodes, Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc.
2006 -Brenda Hunt, North Habersham Middle School
2005 - Susan Meyers, Stone Mountain Memorial Association
2004 -Mary Terry, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve; Karen Garland, Georgia Conservancy; Kim Kilgore, Arrowhead Environmental Education Center
2003 -Margie Cline, Project Adventure, Rainbow Lake Campus; Z Ganaway, Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.; Anne Marie Glawe, R. L. Norton Elementary School; Claire Miller, The Oakhurst Community Garden; Ruth Pinson, Armuchee Elementary School