The 2013 Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award Honoring Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho
NPT established the Vento Award in 2000 to honor the memory and legacy of Bruce F. Vento, a twelve-term Congressman from Minnesota, dedicated environmentalist and a champion of legislation for America’s parks. The Award honors a public servant for his or her commitment to the environment, and his service, skill and innovation in support of our public lands. Recent recipients include Senator Mike Simpson, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Mark Udall, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Harry Reid, Congressman George Miller and Senator John McCain. All proceeds from the event directly benefit NPT’s park preservation and youth education initiatives.