Letter from Ed Zern explaining the 1990 Chevron Award honoring Dr. John H. Tanton
March 15, 1990
Dr. John H. Tanton
560 W. Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI 49770
Dear Dr. Tanton:
Congratulations! It gives me great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive a 1990 Chevron Conservation Award in the Citizen Volunteer category by the program's distinguished panel of judges. Your nomination was submitted by Mr. Richard Lamm.
The last decade of the 20th century will be a time of tremendous change and challenge for those of us committed to promoting the protection and wise use of our renewable natural resources. As a recipient of the Chevron award, you will join a distinguished group of past honorees whose conservation achievements have helped perpetrate and inspire the ideal that individuals do make a difference -- the premise on which this program was conceived 36 years ago.
As one of the 1990 honorees, you will receive your due recognition at a special reception and awards presentation banquet in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday, May 16, 1990, along with a bronze medallion and a $1,000 honorarium.
I hope you will be able to attend and help us celebrate this special occasion as a guest of Chevron. Bill Roper of Chevron U.S.A. will be contacting you within the next few days with further details and to explain arrangements for transportation and hotel accommodations for you and your spouse or guest.
Again, please accept my heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved selection for this distinguished award. I look forward to congratulating you personally in Washington.
Program Founder & Director