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GCA Medals: Margaret Douglas Medal

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The Margaret Douglas Medal is awarded for notable service to the cause of conservation education.

Selection: Awarded upon the joint recommendation of the Conservation Committee chair and the Awards Committee.
If the Awards Committee selects a candidate other than the one recommended by the Conservation Committee chair, the Awards Committee choice will prevail, and the GCA Awards Committee chair will immediately notify the Conservation Committee chair of the selection.

History: The medal was designed by Art Deco sculptor Rene P. Chambellan in 1952. It was presented and endowed by Mrs. Robert. D. Sterling, Garden Club of Dublin and Monadnock Garden Club, New Hampshire, to honor Mrs. Walter Douglas, a member-at-large.

Previous winners include author and environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1990), documentary filmmaker Bill Kurtis (1997), and horticultural consultant and educator Katy Moss Warner (2002).

Award description on the certificate: For notable service to the cause of conservation education

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