Monday, October 19, 2009

Houston Atlas of Biodiversity Collaborator wins Kodak Award

Congratulations to Rosie Zamora, a collaborator on Houston Atlas of Biodiversity: Houston Wildnerness (Texas A&M University Press: 2007), for winning a 2009 Kodak American Greenways Award.

Rosie is president and CEO of Houston Wilderness, a consortium of local, state and federal agencies, research and education centers, conservation organizations, business and economic interests and individuals devoted to understanding, appreciating and preserving the econological diversity found in the 100-mile radius around Houston.

She was one of three award recipients, recognized during a reception and presentation ceremony at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington D. C. Monday. The American Greenways Award recognizes Zamora's efforts as the driving force behind Houston Wilderness.

Eastman Kodak Co., the National Geographic Society, and the Conservation Fund are partners in the Greenways Program, an annual program that recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for exemplary leadership in the enhancement of the nation's outdoor heritage. Since its inception in 1989, more than $800,000 has been granted to nearly 700 organizations in all 50 states.