Each year, CPANP recognizes significant contributions by individuals or groups.
The George Hartzog Award is given to the individual or individuals who demonstrate outstanding support for the mission of the National Park System and/or the National Park Service. Nominations are solicited from the general membership of the Coalition or the National Park Service with the recipient(s) selected by the Executive Council. This award is presented annually or at other times deemed appropriate by the Council.
- Recipients can be active NPS employees, NPS retirees or members of the general public who have demonstrated support for the mission of the National Park System or provided invaluable service or leadership to parks or the National Park Service or its programs.
- Recipients are also eligible if they instill public understanding and appreciation for the National Park Service or engage in activities to communicate the unique value of Parks to the general public and society.
The 2023 Nomination period has closed.