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PMC Awards & Recognition

National Soil and Water Conservation Society

Bismarck PMC staff with the Soil and Water Conservation Society National Merit Award plaque

National Merit Award - Bismarck Plant Materials Center

The 2017 Soil and Water Conservation Society National Merit Award was presented to the Bismarck Plant Materials Center, Bismarck, ND. The National Merit Award is given in recognition of an outstanding activity, product, or service by a group, business firm, corporation, or organization that promotes the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.  The 2017 awards were announced at the Conservation Connections: Creating Pathways to Sustainability, the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s (SWCS72nd International Annual Conference held at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI from July 30 – August 2, 2017.

Congratulations Bismarck Plant Materials Center staff!

New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts

Christopher Miller holding the 2017 Outstanding Professional Conservationist AwardOutstanding Professional Conservationist Award - Christopher Miller, Manager, Cape May Plant Materials Center

Christopher Miller was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Professional Conservationist Award. Chris is the manager at Cape May Plant Materials Center, Cape May, NJ and previously served as a plant materials specialist. He serves as a training resource for the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts /State Soil Conservation Committee for plant material information.

Under Chris’ leadership, the  Cape May Plant Materials Center has continued to develop new innovative plant technology to address changing conditions related to sea level rise, coastal erosion, storm water intrusion and the improvement of water quality and soil health.

Chris has been the manager of the 84 acre facility since 2008 and has partnered with the Cape Atlantic Conservation District on many projects, seminars and other events. He has been a significant source of plant material information for the Cape Atlantic Conservation District and other conservation partners in New Jersey. Under his management, the CMPMC has maintained its standing as the premiere federal facility that develops the large scale commercial availability of plants and plant use technologies to address natural resource concerns. His efforts have helped to support the recovery of coastal resources from coastal storms that continue to affect the service area while helping to develop delivery strategies that can be used by Plant Materials Centers across the country.

Congratulations Chris!