McCoy Award Honorees · Past Winners

Bill Resch (2007)


Architect of the nationally recognized, award-winning New Albany High School Environmental Science Program, Bill Resch is a tireless advocate for the environment. Commonly referred to as the “Nature Guy,” Resch often can be seen in the wetlands teaching youngsters about flora and fauna. Resch has committed his life’s work to educating children about nature, and thus has built public-private partnerships in support of education and preservation. Frequent partners include New Albany Schools, the Village of New Albany, the New Albany Company and The Ohio State University. Among the results are an 80-acre Nature/Wetland Preserve, Rose Run Streamside Park and Swickard Woods Park. More Recently, a grant he championed preserved the land around the historic Ealy House being restored by the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society. The new park appropriately bears his name.