Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tillman's "The Chesapeake Watershed" Recognized for Excellence a Second Time

Congratulations to local author Ned Tillman for being named the 2010 Winner of the Excellence in Journalism Award by the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation of Bethesda, Maryland for his book The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action. Earlier this year the book was selected as the 2010 Winner of the Best Book on Environmental and Natural Resources by The American Society for Public Administration.

“I am glad so many readers are enjoying the book. I wanted to inspire others to take the time to get outside and re-establish a love for the outdoors. We tend to take care of the places we love. It’s up to each and every one of us to get involved today and take care of this area for our own health and the health of future generations.” — Ned Tillman, Chair of the Howard County Sustainability Board, past chair of the Howard County Conservancy, and a Sustainability Advisor to local businesses, colleges, and non-profit organizations.

Local and national demand for the book has brought it into its second printing by the Chesapeake Book Company right here in Baltimore. Tillman is currently on a book tour promoting the work and conducts fund-raising events to provide copies of this critically important book to schools that cannot afford them in an effort to strengthen environmental education throughout the region. Pretty amazing, huh?

What's also amazing is how much I learned from this book. I think it should be required reading for every developer, farmer and land-owner in the region (which is much more expansive than I realized) as well as for those nationwide who are following and observing the human impact on this region. Learn more about Tillman and his efforts to create a sustainable future through education and consultation here.

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