Each year the Letort Regional Authority considers honoring an individual, an organization or both with the Miriam Crawfoot Memorial Conservation Award. The award recognizes voluntary, long-term contributions to the conservation and/or preservation of the Letort Spring Run, its watershed or the Letort Nature Trail.
Miriam Crawfoot served as a municipal representative and chairperson of the Authority. She was instrumental in having the Letort designated as a component of the Pennsylvania Scenic River Program. The award was established in 1988 as a memorial to her outstanding conservation efforts and initiatives.
Previous individual award recipients include:
- Charles Fox
- John Broujos
- Robert Schott
- Frank Heffelfinger
- James and Mario Bartoli
Organizations previously honored include:
- Natural Lands Trust
- Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- Environmental Studies Department of Dickinson College
- South Middleton Township
- Tressler Care Wilderness School (now known as Diakon Youth Services).
Cumberland County Historical Society − for publication of the book “Water-Powered Mills of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.” Individual awards were presented to the book’s contributing authors:
- Daniel Drawbaugh
- Sandy Mader
- Susan Eyster Meehan
- Robert Rowland
- Merri Lou Schaumann
- Robert Schwartz
- David L. Smith
- Richard Tritt
- Rachael Zuch
Carlisle Garden Club − for the design and creation of the Letort Trailhead Garden in Letort Park.
No award presented