Michael Prevost Named Conservator of the Year

Historic Ricefield Association Honors TNC Project Director at its Annual Meeting

Charleston, SC | April 01, 2010

The Historic Ricefield Association on March 28 presented its annual Conservator of the Year Award to Michael Prevost, Sewee to Santee Project Director for The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina (TNC-SC).

At its annual meeting at Rosebank Plantation, the Association surprised the affable conservation professional with the award. “Believe it or not, he was at a total loss for words,” said Prevost’s wife, Ginny.

“Mike has been with The Conservancy since 1992, and it has been a real privilege working with him,” said TNC-SC Executive Director Mark Robertson. “His extensive experience has served our organization well. He is most deserving of this recognition.”

A native of Georgetown, Prevost earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry and wildlife management from the University of Georgia. He previously worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. His specialty is coastal wetland plant ecology, waterfowl habitat, and wetland management.

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