posted at 10:27 am Mon May 3rd, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Greg Eckhardt of Poultney is Vermont's State Game Warden of the Year.
A State Game Warden for 12 years, Eckhardt was given the award by Governor Jim Douglas in recognition of his excellent service on April 30, in Montpelier.
"I want to thank you for your outstanding performance in protecting Vermont's fish and wildlife resources and serving the public," said Governor Douglas. "I also want to thank you for your service to our Country in your tour of duty with the Vermont Army National Guard in Afghanistan."
Warden Eckhardt returned to his duties as State Game Warden at the end of January 2009. He had been on military leave with the Vermont Army National Guard for more than a year. He quickly returned to his former position as a peer leader among Vermont's State Game Wardens while continuing to serve with the Vermont Army National Guard.
Lt. Paul Gaudreau, Eckhardt's supervisor, commended him for his work ethic, his ability to conduct thorough investigations, his efforts in building community support for fish and wildlife law enforcement, acting as the department's spokesperson in his community, providing training to the Vermont law enforcement personnel, and his dedication to the duties of a State Game Warden.
Warden Eckhardt's district includes the towns of Danby, Dorset, Poultney, Rupert, Middletown Springs, and Pawlet."
Shikar-Safari Club International, a private wildlife conservation group, sponsors a warden of the year award in each state and Canadian province. Eckhardt received a colorful framed certificate honoring his selection as Vermont State Game Warden of the Year, provided by Shikar-Safari Club International.
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Poultney, VT 05764 (Set as Local)