BRIDGEPORT >> The Aquarion Water Co. is seeking nominations of volunteers who have protected or improved the state’s natural resources - its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife.

For the seventh year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards in five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Nonprofit Organization.

Awards will include a $1,000 for the student winner and $2,500 contributions to environmental nonprofits selected by the other category winners. Aquarion will honor winners June 3 at an event at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.

“As stewards of the environment, Aquarion Water Co. is proud to provide an opportunity to acknowledge the many outstanding projects that help protect and preserve our state’s environment,” said Charles V. Firlotte, president and CEO of Aquarion Water Co.

“Caring for Connecticut’s natural resources is a team effort, and we look forward to celebrating the people, companies and nonprofit organizations whose accomplishments in this endeavor have gone above and beyond.”

The deadline for nominations is May 1. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome. More information is available at www.aquarionwater.com and www.facebook.com/aquarionwater.