SCA Manchester member awarded Youth Conservationist Award

WildNH.com
Friday, May 11, 2012

Source: NH Fish and Game Dept.

CONCORD, N.H. – Six New Hampshire citizens and organizations were recently recognized by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission with Awards of Excellence for their efforts in the conservation field in support of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s mission.

“What a privilege it is to present these awards, which recognize truly significant contributions in support of the mission of New Hampshire’s wildlife agency, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department,” said Robert S.S. Blake, Fish and Game Commissioner for Strafford County and chair of the Commission’s Awards of Excellence program.  The awards were presented at the Commission’s April meeting at the N.H. Fish and Game Department in Concord.

…The Youth Conservationist Award was earned by Destiny Fiaschetti of Manchester. This award recognizes an individual, 18 years of age or younger, who has excelled in efforts to benefit fish, wildlife or marine resources or the Department’s mission through any variety of involvement. Fiaschetti served as a capable, enthusiastic member of the Student Conservation Association (SCA)’s Manchester Conservation Leadership Corps, a group that aims to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire young people to lifelong stewardship of their environment and communities.

Through her work with SCA, Fiaschetti made countless contributions to New Hampshire resources and habitats, from improving Karner blue butterfly habitat to maintaining hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest. In all, she completed over 170 service and education hours and took part in 10 service learning projects, in the process gaining leadership skills and an on-going commitment to conservation.