Gobsmacked by this fun news!
Excerpt from the announcement on Terrain.org:
“The 17th Day” by Christina Rivera, which was published on January 1, 2022 in Terrain.org, has been selected as the 2023 John Burroughs Nature Essay Award, the highest annual honor for a creative nonfiction essay on place, science, and the environment.
Judges from the John Burroughs Association have selected Christina Rivera’s important, imperative “The 17th Day” as its annual John Burroughs Nature Essay Award Previously, the essay was featured as a Pocket Pick of the Day and showcased in The Sunday Long Read.
The John Burroughs Nature Essay Award, which is given annually for a published nature essay of outstanding natural history writing that presents vivid, first-hand, scientifically accurate accounts of aspects of nature, began in 1994. The John Burroughs Medal, given to the author of a distinguished nature book, has been awarded since 1926.