Federation Awards History


  • The Keith Griffiths Memorial Award is presented to a Federation member who best exemplifies the dedication and service to the Federation at either the county or state level. The award winner must be a Federation member.
    • 2015 – Susan Rothermel
    • 2014 – Ray Szpond
    • 2013 – Jerry Natale
    • 2012 – John Messeroll
    • 2011 – Jim Sykes
    • 2010 – Gary Wolff
    • 2009 – Jeannette Vreeland
  • The Frank Valgenti Award is given to a person who promotes hunting, fishing and trapping in the state of New Jersey. This person does not have to be a Federation member and can be anyone in the public sector or legislative office.
    • 2015 – Ryan Miller, Hunters Helping Heroes
    • 2014 – Anthony P. Mauro, Sr.
    • 2013 – Oliver Shapiro
    • 2012 – Ed Markowski
    • 2011 – Alison McHose
    • 2010 – Cathy Blumig
    • 2009 – Pete McLain
  • The George P. Howard Conservation Award is given to an individual who has shown by example ways in which he or she has helped conserve the natural resources of New Jersey by promoting the wise use of those resources.
    • 2015 -Frank Virgilio
    • 2014 – Rob Winkel
    • 2013 – Bill Schemel
    • 2012 – Leonard Wolgast
    • 2011 – Pete Rapetti
    • 2010 – Cumberland County Federation
    • 2009 – George Howard
  • The Jeannette A. Vreeland Award is given to a deserving sportswoman, who has achieved significant results toward; conservation, wildlife management or the enhancement of hunting, fishing and trapping in the State of New Jersey.
    • 2015 – Marlene Wall
    • 2014 – Kerry Lucas
    • 2013 – Patricia Blazer
    • 2012 – Pola Galie
  • The Director’s Conservation Award is presented to an individual, group or organization that has made extraordinary contributions to the conservation of New Jersey’s natural resources. Does not have to be a Federation member.