Paul Wilson Conservation Award

Annual $500 Award for Senior High Envirothon Student

Paul Wilson was director emeritus of the York County Conservation District (YCCD). He is considered one of the “Fathers” of the York County and Pennsylvania State Envirothon. Paul was also a highly respected member of the York County Izaak Walton League (IWLA), Chapter #67.

This $500 Annual Conservation Award is offered in his memory and is open to any York County student who is a registered member of their 2024 Senior High Envirothon Team (Grades 9—12).

The award recipient will be chosen, prior to the competition, based on educational merit, involvement in conservation activities, personal/professional recommendations and student’s own statement of interest. Team placement in the Envirothon competition has no bearing on the award.

The award money may be used for any purpose that helps further the student’s interest & involvement in the conservation of our natural resources. This may include their college education, an internship, a summer conservation camp, registration or travel fees, the purchase of appropriate equipment,  or some other purpose to be applied toward their conservation activity.

Students may apply for this award before being accepted into a college, or for a summer internship or conservation camp, etc.

Deadline to Apply

April 5, 2024


Please submit the form below to apply for the Paul Wilson Conservation Award.

The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental learning experience that helps students become future stewards of our natural resources. The motto of the Izaak Walton League of America is “Defenders of Soil, Air, Woods, Waters and Wildlife.” With the vision of these organizations in mind, please type and submit a brief essay on why the conservation of natural resources is important to you.
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Please upload a letter of recommendation from your Envirothon coach. Letter of recommendation should include description of student's involvement in the Envirothon.
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Please upload a letter of recommendation from an additional adult.

The winner will be announced following the Senior High Envirothon competition.