PA Environmental Professionals Recognize Robert Eppley, Jr. And Allegheny CleanWays With Awards

On May 2, the PA Association of Environmental Professionals announced they have recognized Robert Eppley, Jr., a retired PennDOT District 6-0 Environmental Manager, with the Karl Mason Award and Allegheny CleanWays with the Walter Lyon Award.

Robert Eppley, Jr.

Robert Eppley retired in June 2018 from his position as the Environmental Manager for PennDOT District  6-0.   His 25 years of service as the environmental manager were exemplified by the utmost in professionalism, ethics, quality, and depth of knowledge. 

Bob’s ability to interpret, navigate and explain the multitude of environmental regulations that serve to protect our natural world and cultural resources during the planning, design, and construction of highway and bridge projects throughout the  Commonwealth was unmatched. 

His patience, thoroughness, and even-tempered manner in which he provided comments, discussed reviews, and communicated with engineers, consultants, agencies, and the public truly conveyed how deeply he cared about the environment he was charged with protecting.

Bob is a mentor, teacher, and friend to so many in this business.

Allegheny CleanWays

Allegheny CleanWays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2000 to "engage and empower people to eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Allegheny County."  Myrna Newman serves as Executive Director.

An early goal of the organization was to assess the extent of illegal dumping in the Pittsburgh area. 

A survey of illegal dump sites within the City of Pittsburgh was published in 2002 and a similar survey of the rest of Allegheny County was then completed and published in 2005. 

Over the years, Allegheny CleanWays has been instrumental in engaging and partnering with community groups to remove dumps and debris from vacant lots, greenways, streets, and riverbanks.

Each year hundreds of volunteers work with them to remove tons of debris from the landscape to improve local viewscapes, as well as enhance community health and vitality. 

Their focus has evolved as the public has become increasingly aware of and involved in the issues of litter and illegal dumping. 

They have grown to conducting cleanup coordinator workshops and working on litter and illegal dumping prevention, all the while partnering with an expanding list of organizations to do the work on the streets. 

They have accomplished great things, but still have a great deal more to do.

The awards will be presented at the PAEP Annual Conference in State College May 8-10.

For more information on programs, initiatives, workshops and other special events, visit the PA Association of Environmental Professionals website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates on PAEP activities or Like them on Facebook.  Click Here to become a member.

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[Posted: May 2, 2019]


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