Washington state seeks nominations for preservations awards

Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for the 24th annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation.

Nominations must be postmarked or submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 14.

The state program recognizes people, organizations and projects that have achieved distinction in historic preservation.

Award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony sponsored by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation held May 13 during National Historic Preservation Month at the Legislative Building in Olympia.

Two per category

Typically two winners are chosen for each of the following categories:

■ Career Achievement Award: Given to those who have had exemplary careers in cultural resource preservation.

■ Historic Preservation Stewardship Award: Much like a Career Achievement Award, the nominee in this category should have an exemplary track record of stabilizing, preserving and maintaining a historic or prehistoric site over a significant period of time.

■ Special Achievement Award: This catch-all category is for nominees who have contributed to historic preservation but might not have achieved a long-standing stewardship background.

■ Valerie Sivinski Rehabilitation Award: The winner restored or rehabilitated a historic property using the secretary of the Interior’s standards for historic preservation or achieved a satisfactory result by going over and beyond the normal accepted practices.

Typically, one winner is chosen per each of these categories:

■ Barn Rehabilitation Award: The award is given specifically for barn preservation.

■ Cemetery Preservation Achievement Award: The winner has helped preserve a historic cemetery.

■ Education Award: The winner is an educator of historic preservation trades, an aide in cultural resources research or has advanced a new curriculum for cultural resource education.

■ Media Award: The winner advocates for cultural resource issues using mass communication.

■ Preservation Planning Award: The winner crafted a cultural resource planning document or demonstrated a successful implementation of a cultural resource protection plan.

The group reserves the right not to issue an award in a category.

Nomination forms, instructions and other information about the awards may be obtained by visiting www.dahp.wa.gov or contacting Russell Holter at 360-586-3533 or russell.holter@dahp.wa.gov.

Last modified: January 02. 2014 5:52PM
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