In celebration of Earth Day,  Governor Matt Mead proclaimed July 12, 2012 as Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day.

Each year, Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day marks the date of the Environmental Stewardship Tour hosted by the Wyoming Stock growers Association (WSGA) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA).

The annual event showcases that year’s Leopold Conservation Award recipient’s conservation efforts. The 2012 recipients of the award are siblings Albert and Jonita Sommers who are third generation ranchers in Sublette County. The award in Wyoming is presented by Sand County Foundation, WSGA, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Peabody Energy