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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center's

"Volunteer of the Year" Program

Nominations Accepted August 20 to November 1

What Is the Program?

The program is an annual process, organized and created by the Otter Point Creek Alliance (OPCA) Board to give the ACLEC community a way to recognize, enhance the prestige of, and publicly reward adult (18 and over) and junior (17 and under) volunteers for exceptional, outstanding service.

Why Was it Created?

To recognize special volunteer(s) who give of their time and resources to increase awareness, stewardship and appreciation of the estuarine environment and of the ACLEC and its programs.

Who is Eligible?

All who volunteer at ACLEC.

Who May Nominate?

All members, volunteers, staff, and program participants of ACLEC and OPCA. You may remain anonymous if you wish.

When May Nominations be Made?

Nominations are accepted from August 20 thru November 1, 2020.

How Do You Nominate?

Complete an "Application for Nomination" or submit a one page, double-spaced letter outlining duties, contributions, special traits, and the reason why the person nominated should be the Volunteer of the Year. Applications are available on the website,, or at the Center. Applications or nomination letters may be emailed (, faxed (410-612-0819), or mailed (700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD 21009) to the Estuary Center .

Where Will Recipients be Recognized?

At the annual Eve of New Year's Eve Sunset Social.



Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.



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OPCA is a non-profit organization
which supports all the great opportunities and programs at the Estuary Center. Find out more click here.

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688