The US EPA Gulf of Mexico Program is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Gulf Guardians Awards. The awards are a way to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and organizations that are taking extraordinary steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive. Recipients exemplify what the Gulf of Mexico Program partnership is all about; innovative solutions that come about when we pool resources and look for creative ways to positively impact our quality of life and economic well-being on the Gulf of Mexico. Complete an application and email your nomination to GulfGuardian@epa.gov by January 15, 2015. English and Spanish versions are available. For more information contact The Gulf of Mexico Program Office at (228) 688-3726.