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Awards & Recognition

1976:

Designation as a National Historic Place at the National Level, Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí. The National Register for Historic Places.

1979:

Designation as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

1986:

Document of Designation as Nature Reserve: Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí. Department of Natural Resources of Puerto Rico.

1988:

National Preservation Honor Award for the Restoration of the Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce. National Trust for Historic Preservation.

1989:

Recognition as a Patrimonial Value Structure for the Fajardo Lighthouse at Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Fajardo. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

1990:

Recognition for Historic Contributions for the support, development and conservation of the Dominican Republic’s natural resources. Fondo Pro-Naturaleza (Pronatura). Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Recognition for Reforestation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Hugo. Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Horticultura (Tropiflora).

1991:

Presidential Citation for protecting the historic environment within its natural settings throughout Puerto Rico. American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Caribbean Preservation Award for Excellence in the Protection and Enhancement of the Caribbean’s Cultural and Architectural Heritage, Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Fajardo. American Express Company.

URBE Award for Architectural Excellence, Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Fajardo. Puerto Rico Academy of Arts, History and Archaeology.

1992:

Alexander Calder Conservation Award, special recognition for significant conservation achievements demonstrating the importance of business and conservation partnerships in America. The Conservation Fund. Organization of the Year Award. Marketing, Industry and Food Distribution Association (MIDA).

1993:

Honorable Mention for the Historic Restoration of Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Fajardo, to architect Beatriz del Cueto. Puerto Rico Institute of Architects (CAAPR).

1994:

Nomination of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico to the Walter B. Jones Memorial as Non-Government Organization of the Year for Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Management Awards. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Award/Designation as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark to Hacienda Buena Vista, Ponce. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Organization of the Year Award. Marketing, Industry and Food Distribution Association (MIDA).

Recognition for the Marketing, Industry and Food Distribution Association (MIDA) Award. Senate of Puerto Rico.

Award as the “Business Establishment of the Year”. United Retailers Association of Puerto Rico.

Award for the structures built on Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, Fajardo. American Institute of Architects (AIA), State of Florida Chapter.

1995:

Nomination for the Sasakawa Environment Prize. The United Nations Environment Programme.

Environmental Quality Award. US Environmental Protection Agency.  “Moderación” Award. Bacardí Corporation.

Conservation and Restoration Award. Home Builders Association of Puerto Rico.

1996:

Citizen of the Year Award. Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce.

Recognition for the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce Award. Senate of Puerto Rico.

Friend for Planning Award. Puerto Rican Society of Planning.

Certificate of Appreciation, awarded to the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, 1st Annual Interpretative Training of the Caribbean National Forest. US Department of Agriculture.

Caribbean Historic Preservation Award for the Restoration of Casa Power Ramón Power y Giralt, Old San Juan, current headquarters of the Conservation Trust. American Express Company.

1997:

Formal Resolution 839 of Recognition and Congratulations to the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

Formal Recognition of the Trust’s environmental education efforts, particularly the program known as “Madre Tierra, Madre Naturaleza”. Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board.

Top Management Award in the Quality of Life/Environmental Category. San Juan Sales and Marketing Executive Association.

1998:

Top Management Award in the Quality of Life/Environmental Category. San Juan Sales and Marketing Executive Association.

Nomination as Historic Site, Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

1999:

Nomination to the Tina Hills Award for Service to the Community. The Ángel Ramos Foundation.

2000:

Letter of Congratulations from US President Bill Clinton on the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico Citizen of the Year Award, General Fernando Chardón Award. Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association.

Conservation Service Award. The Secretary of the US Department of the Interior.

Resolution in Recognition and Congratulations to the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

No Time to Lose Grassroots Arts and the Environment Award to Conservation Trust. No Time to Lose A Not for Profit Organization, New York.

2005:

Environmental Quality Award. US Environmental Protection Agency.

Certificate of Recognition for Restoring Shaded Coffee Plantations in Puerto Rico. White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation.

2007:

Designation as a National Historic Place at the National Level, Old Aqueduct of San Juan. The US National Register for Historic Places, Department of the Interior.