The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Trinity Favazza, a Michigan sixth grade student was one of ten students nationally to receive the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) for her work to protect local wetlands and raise awareness for amphibian conservation. This national award was presented to her at a ceremony in Washington DC on September 21, 2018. For the past two years, Trinity has been the Mayor of Amphibiville for the Detroit Zoo, an Amphibian Survival Alliance partner.

For more information, scroll to “2017 winners, region 5” here:  https://www.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award-peya-winners

Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration.