The Pennsylvania Environmental Council announced Wednesday the award ceremonies for this year’s recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence will take place at an awards dinner on April 17 at the Hilton Harrisburg starting at 5 p.m.
The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are presented each year by the Department of Environmental Protection to highlight the best in environmental innovation and expertise throughout the Commonwealth.
The awards are the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses and organizations for environmental performance and innovation from cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, and eliminating pollution, to reducing waste and more.
Richard Allan, Secretary of the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event and Janelle Stelson, News Anchor for WGAL, Channel 8 television will be the program emcee.
This year’s recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are:
-- Propel Andrew St. High School of Allegheny County for the High School Beekeeping Project
-- Bennett Branch Watershed Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the P&N Coal Company for the Dents Run Watershed Restoration Project in Elk County
-- The Boeing Company of Delaware County for the Central Utility Plant Bldg. 86-4-14 Project
-- Earth Conservancy of Luzerne County for the Huber IV Mine Land Reclamation Project
-- East Penn Manufacturing Co, Inc. of Berks County for the Grid Scale Energy Storage Demonstration for Ancillary Services Using Deka Unigy Ultra Battery Technology Project
-- Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, Inc. of York County for the Harley-Davidson Promotes Redevelopment in York County Project
-- Hoopes Turf Farm, Inc. of Potter County for The Ulysses Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicle Diesel Reduction Project
-- Jersey Shore Steel Company of Lycoming & Clinton Counties for the Jersey Shore Steel: Making and Marketing the World's Greenest Steel Project
-- Kline's Services, Inc. of Lancaster County for the Kline's Services, Phase II: Methane Digester Electrical Generation Project
-- Partnership for the Delaware Estuary of Schuylkill, Berks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Lehigh and Delaware Counties for the Schuylkill Action Network Source Water Protection Initiative Project
-- Pittsburgh Voyager, Inc. DBA RiverQuest of Allegheny County for the Exploring the Marcellus Shale Outreach Program
-- RETTEW Associates, Inc. of Lancaster County for the Chesapeake Energy Roadway Restoration and Upgrade Project
-- Seed Farm of Lehigh County for The Seed Farm New Farmer Training Program
-- Shoup's Run Watershed Association of Huntington County for the Miller Run Brook Trout Enhancement Project
-- SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. of York County for the Lean and Clean Manufacturing Project
-- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of Allegheny County for the Creation of an Energy and Environmental Engineering Department at a Healthcare Facility Project
Dominion Resources is the Premier Platinum Sponsor of this year’s event.
Gold Reception Sponsors: Shell Oil Company; Silver Dinner Sponsors: Chevron and Pennoni Associates, Inc.; Bronze Table Benefactors: Foundation for PA Watersheds and Range Resources Corporation; Environmental Excellence Sponsors Crisci Associates and the Boeing Company; Innovator Dinner Sponsors: RT Environmental Services, Inc.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Angela Vitkoski of the PA Environmental Council at 570-718-6507 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.