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Applications now being accepted for the Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards

Iowa businesses, organizations and citizens are invited to apply for the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards. To download an application, go to www.iowadnr.gov/eeawards; applications are due March 28.

These awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s water, land and air. Winners will be recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad at a reception in late spring.

Organizations are encouraged to submit their applications electronically to reduce paper waste. Complete instructions are included in the application packet.

Awards will be given for Overall Environmental Excellence, along with Special Project Awards in:

  • Air Quality
  • Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Education

The awards program is coordinated by the Iowa Governor’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center.

For more information and to download an application, go to www.iowadnr.gov/eeawards or contact Emily Bainter at 515-242-5955 or Emily.Bainter@dnr.iowa.gov.

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