14th Annual Eddy Awards


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Press release submitted by River Action, Inc.


The Nominations, Please

14th Annual Eddy Awards

eddy (ed'i), n., 1. moving against the current. 2. a departure from the main current thought or life.

Calling all nominations – please submit yours by January 15, 2013! Awards are presented in six categories who have done extraordinary work in the Mississippi River and its riverfront, including its tributaries: Education (innovations, program, curriculum), Design (renovation, new buildings, livability), River Activity (recreation, relaxation), Arts (performance, written word, fine arts), Stewardship (environmental enhancement of the river), and Revitalization (commerce, business, industry). Past winners can be viewed on line at River Action's website, www.riveraction.org.



Nomination forms are available at the River Action's office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, or call (563)322-2969 for a faxed form. Nominations are now being accepted online at www.riveraction.org and via email at riveraction@riveraction.org. Please include the following information in your email:



Category (See categories listed above)

Nominee

Contact name for nomination

Phone Number

Description of why your nominee deserves the Eddy Award



The deadline for receiving nominations is January 15th, 2013.

River Action, a non-profit citizen's action organization dedicated to fostering the environmental, economic, and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities area, is seeking nominations for its thirteenth annual Eddy Awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, corporations, schools, groups, and governments that went against the current to get things done and accomplished outstanding river activity or development—well designed and environmentally responsible.

For more information call River Action, (563) 322-2969.

















 




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