Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Recognizes 8 With Environmental Awards
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Montgomery County recently honored eight diverse contributors to a healthier watershed with a 2014 Environmental Award.
“It is our great pleasure to recognize these eight Environmental Award recipients for their outstanding hard work and contributions to conserving and restoring the Perkiomen Creek Watershed,” said Garrett Burch, Conservancy Board member. “We are inspired by their passion and drive to protect and improve the natural resources of our region.”
Each year, the Conservancy seeks Environmental Award nominations, and nominees or their work must be located within the 362 square-mile Perkiomen Creek Watershed. Recipients are determined by selection committee.
The 2014 Environmental Award recipients are:
— Special Recognition: The Re-Introduction of Freshwater Mussels to Skippack Creek Roger Thomas, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia Danielle Kreeger, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Wilmington, DE Ian McGain, Lower Salford Sewer Authority, Harleysville;
— Advocate of the Watershed: Kathryn Leber, Marlborough Township resident;
— Corporate: Colorcon, Inc. Harleysville;
— Kids Making a Difference: Allison, Megan, Molly and Sarah Hughes (all students of Souderton Charter School Collaborative);
— Land Use: Living Hope Farm, Harleysville;
— Municipal: Upper Montgomery Joint Sewer Authority, Pennsburg;
— Preston Luitweiler Friend of the Watershed: Peter Muir, Salford Township resident; and
— Teaching Excellence: Lynda Bradley, Woodland Elementary School.
Marking a major milestone this year, the Conservancy celebrates its 50th anniversary.
“The 2014 Environmental Award recipients are notable not only for what they have accomplished but for what their achievements taken together mean for our community and the future of environmental stewardship in the watershed,” said Burch.
Environmental Awards were presented at the Conservancy’s Environmental Awards Banquet & 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 22 at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve. Over 240 guests in attendance enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and awards presentations to publicly recognize the award recipients.
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