ARIZONA STATE PARKS: For Immediate Release
Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518. Contact by Email: pio(at)azstateparks.gov
(Phoenix, AZ -- June 15, 2012) - This year's State Historic Preservation conference theme is "100 Years of Living History" and the goal is to bring together preservationists from around the state to exchange ideas and success stories, to share perspectives and solutions to preservation issues.
"Whether it is preservation of historic buildings, the excavation of 13th century Native American ruins, or the protection of our natural landscapes it is within the last century that historic preservation has come into the light, " said Arizona's State Historic Preservation Officer Jim Garrison. The Preservation Awards are the focal event of the conference and the 30th Annual Governor's heritage Preservation Honor Awards recognize the people, organizations and projects that represent outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona's prehistoric and historic resources.
This year's Historic Preservation Honor Awards were given to individuals, businesses, organizations and projects in recognition of outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona's prehistoric and historic treasures. This years awards went to:
GRAND AWARD WINNER:
The Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission Public Archaeology Awards went to:
For more information about Arizona's State Historic Preservation Office go to AZStateParks.com or for Conference Award information go to AZPreservation.com.
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