Aquarion Water Co. is accepting nominations for its Environmental Champion Awards, recognizing efforts to protect and restore Connecticut's environment through May 2.

Aquarion will select a winner in the categories of student, adult and nonprofit organization or business.

Nominations can be made for volunteer projects that have contributed to improving environmental quality through the protection, conservation, restoration or stewardship of Connecticut's water, air, soil and plant and wildlife habitats.

Winners will be named at a June 4 event to be held at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Awards will be a $1,000 saving bond in the student category, and a $2,500 contribution to be made to the environmental organization of the winner's choosing in the adult and nonprofit organization or business categories.

Self-nominations will be considered.

Information on the awards and a nomination form are available at