The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is proud to announce that the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation has officially awarded the Bay Journal the organization's 2001 Excellence in Journalism Award.

Although the award was announced earlier this year, it was officially presented by RNRF Chairman David Moody to Editor Karl Blankenship at a Nov. 28 ceremony.

The award recognizes the Bay Journal for its commitment to informing the public through accurate and scientifically based reporting on issues concerning the Bay.

Since its founding in 1991, the Bay Journal has chronicled the restoration of the Bay and has presented technical and often complex issues to its readers in an understandable way.

The RNRF is a coalition of 14 scientific professional and educational organizations interested in sustaining the world's renewable natural resources.