Leadership Awards

America’s WETLAND Award winners

The America’s WETLAND Foundation recognizes outstanding individuals that exhibit a strong commitment to costal restoration through their work or volunteer activities. The following awards have been distributed to date.

2015

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Special Achievement Award
Andre Moreau
June 1, 2015

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ted Falgout
June 1, 2015

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Diana Pinckley (Posthumously)
June 1, 2015
(Accepted by her Husband John Pope)

2013

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Le Quang Minh
May 23, 2013 

2012

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Lifetime Acheivement Award
Paul McIlhenny
May 30, 2012

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Special Acheivement Award
David and Sharon Gauthe
May 30, 2012 

America’s WETLAND Foundation
Lifetime Acheivement Award
William Clifford Smith
May 29, 2012

 America’s WETLAND Foundation
Special Acheivement Award
Gary Serio
May 29, 2012

America’s WETLAND Lifetime Achievement Award 
Sofia C. Benavides,County Commissioner
Precinct 1, Cameron County, TX 
March 8, 2012 

America’s WETLAND 
Lifetime Achievement Award
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
Texas, District 27
March 8, 2012 

America’s WETLAND
Special Achievement Award
Rodney A. Kuchar, Jr. Savannah Oaks Ranch
March 8, 2012

2011

Americas WETLAND Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
LIfetime Achievement Award
Randy Lanctot
September 27, 2011

2010

America’s Wetland Conservationist of the Year
Dale Hall, Ducks Unlimited
October 19, 2010 
America’s Wetland Lifetime Achievement Award
Allan Ensminger, Formerly LADNR
October 19, 2010
America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award
Jody Henneke
May 26, 2010
America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award
Mark Hurley
May 26, 2010

2009

America’s Wetland Lifetime Achievement Award 
Former State Senator Reggie Dupre, Jr.
May 31, 2009
Conservationist of the Year
Dennis Woltering, WWL-TV anchor
May 31, 2009 
America’s Wetland Special Recognition
US Senator Mary Landrieu
May 31, 2009 

2008

America’s Wetland Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Senator John Breaux
December, 2 2008
America’s Wetland Lifetime Achievement Award 
Former Secretary Jack Caldwell
July, 24 2008
America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award 
Senator Mike Jackson
July 24, 2008 
America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award 
Representative Allan Ritter
July 24, 2008 

2007

America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award 
Governor Mike Foster
Nov. 30, 2007

America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award
Governor Kathleen Blanco
Nov. 30, 2007

America’s Wetland Special Recognition Award
Garland Robinette
April 2, 2007 
America’s Wetland Conservationist of the Year
May 31, 2007
June 21, 1949–July 8, 2007