Past-awardees

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Past Awardees

William Penn Mott Jr. Park Leadership Award
Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks

 William Penn Mott Jr. Park Leadership Award

NPCA'S William Penn Mott Jr. Park Leadership Award is presented annually to a public official who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the protection of America's natural and cultural heritage. The award was named for William Penn Mott Jr., a director of the National Park Service and an NPCA Trustee, whose lifelong commitment to the parks embodies the spirit of this award.

Year* Recipient Year* Recipient
2010 Senator Max Baucus 1994 Ambassador L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.
2009 Senator Jeff Bingaman 1993 Representative Sidney Yates
2008 Senator Harry Reid 1992 Representative Charles Bennett
2007 Representative Nick Rahall 1991 Association of National Park Rangers
2006 Senator Lamar Alexander 1990 Governor Bob Martinez
2005 Senator Dianne Feinstein 1989 Senator Dale Bumpers
2004 Representative Norm Dicks 1988 Representative Michael Andrews
2003 Representative Ralph Regula   Representative Robert Mrazek
2002 Laurance Rockefeller   Representative Frank Wolf
2001 Representative John Lewis  1987 Representative Bruce Vento
2000 Senator John McCain 1986 Governor Bob Graham
1999 President Jimmy Carter 1985 William Penn Mott, Jr.
  Governor Cecil Andrus 1984 Senator John Chafee
1998 Senator Craig Thomas 1983 Representative John Seiberling
1997 Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt 1982 Senator Henry Jackson
1996 Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker 1981 Judy Johnson
  Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman   Dama Rice
  Representative Jan Meyers    
  Senator Pat Roberts 1980  Representative Morris Udall
1995 Lowell Thomas, Jr.    


* The year of the award is listed for the year prior to the event

 

Robin W. Winks Award

The Robin W. Winks Award is given annually* to an individual who has effectively communicated the values of the National Park System to the American public.  The award recognizes Dr. Winks’ long association with NPCA and his expertise on the National Park System.  The award acknowledges the work of individuals contributing to the public education about national parks through works in the arts, media, or academia.

Year Recipient
2013 Dr. Milton Chen
2012 Shelton Johnson
2011 Nevada Barr
2010 Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan
2008 Dr. Edward O. Wilson
2007 National Geographic Society
2006 James M. McPherson
2005 Tom Brokaw
2004 Ted Turner
2003 David McCullough
2002 Tony Hillerman
2001 Dr. Sylvia Earle
2000 David Muench
1999 Robin W. Winks


*No recipient chosen in 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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