February 5, 2014 —
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) is accepting public nominations through March 10 for its 26th annual awards ceremony, to be held on April 27 at Henning’s Local in Eldred.
“These awards are intended to honor the contributions that individuals, organizations, communities and government agencies have made to enhancing the quality of life or protecting the resources in the Upper Delaware River region,” said UDC Executive Director Laurie Ramie. “We would like the entire river community to be involved in the nomination process.”
Nine award categories are available, in addition to the Oaken Gavel Award traditionally given by the council to the past year’s chairperson. Nomination forms and a list of past award recipients are available at the UDC’s website at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org  or on request.
The highest honor is the Distinguished Service Award, given to an individual who has acted with distinction in support of the goals and objectives of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
The Sunday, April 27 ceremony will take place at Henning’s Local restaurant (formerly The Eldred Preserve), located at 1040 State Rt. 55 in Eldred. For more information on nominations and reservations, contact the UDC at P.O. Box 192, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY 12764, phone 845/252-3022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .