The Mary H. Marsh Medal for Exemplary Contributions to the Protection and Wise Use of the Nation’s Water Resources
Given annually, or at such time as there are qualified nominees, this award is presented to an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in some aspect of public service related to water resources education and/or management.
The individual chosen for this award must be one whose record of achievements in setting, designing, influencing, and/or implementing water-related policies, practices, or programs at the national, state, or local government level is extraordinary. Written documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the performance was sustained over time and that the individual’s contributions to the wise use of the nation’s water resources were of an extraordinary nature. The individual nominated may have demonstrated these talents while associated with a governmental agency, a legislative body, a commission or committee, or a public-minded organization. The field of expertise is not a deciding factor, the contribution to protecting and wisely using the nation's waters is.