Written by: Corporate
August 15, 2012 02:48 PM
Glen Echo, Maryland--February 14, 2011 -- George Petrides, Sr., founder and chairman of the Wild Bird Centers of America, Inc., has received a Citizen Award for Exceptional Service by the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). This prestigious award recognizes private citizens and organizations for significant contributions to the mission and goals of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Petrides, as well as other members of the NWRS' Birder's Team, was honored for his assistance in improving the NWRS' bird watching and conservation programs throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. In a letter announcing his award, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, thanked Petrides for helping the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service forge new partnerships, for giving generously of his time, talents, and insights to make national wildlife refuges more birder-friendly while helping birders to better understand the roles of national wildlife refuges. The Director continued, "because of Petrides' contributions, the public is more aware of birds and their habitats and conservation issues that are central to the mission of the Service".
The Wild Bird Centers of America is an industry-leading franchise and dealer system supporting more than 100 outlets and retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.wildbird.com for complete information about the Wild Bird Centers of America's products and franchise and dealer programs.
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