WVDEP Presents 2019 Environmental Awards


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 2019 Environmental Awards, which honor the initiatives of organizations and individuals from across West Virginia, were presented today during a special ceremony at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) headquarters in Charleston.

The 13 individuals, volunteer groups, local government officials, and industry leaders were honored in categories ranging from Municipal Stormwater and Water Conservation to Land Revitalization and Environmental Stewardship.

The 2019 Environmental Award recipients are:

·         Cabinet Secretary Award: John McDaniel, Director of Engineering and Technical Services for Eastern Operations, Arch Coal

·         Environmental Stewardship: West Virginia American Water

·         Environmental Stewardship: Berkeley County Council – Roadside Litter Control

·         Environmental Stewardship: Mr. Clifford Sullivan’s fifth-grade class – Mount Hope Elementary

·         Education and Community Involvement: Main Street PKB (Parkersburg)

·         Education and Community Involvement: Beverly Elementary School (Randolph County)

·         Brownfield and Voluntary Program: Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle and Pietro Fiorentini USA, Inc.

·         Land Revitalization: The City of Richwood – Helios Park Stormwater Project

·         Environmental Partnership: Herb Peddicord, WV Division of Forestry

·         Water Conservation: Guardians of the West Fork Watershed

·         Municipal Stormwater: The City of Oak Hill – Street 2 Street Program

·         Environmental Volunteer Appreciation – Kingwood Elementary After School Explorers

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Terry Fletcher