West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 23 Environmental Awards of Excellence this week during a ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston.
The DEP’s annual Environmental Awards recognize the accomplishments of state industries, municipalities, educators and community leaders who strive to protect the environment, work to be good corporate neighbors and educate the state’s citizens. The awards are presented to those who share in the DEP’s mission of promoting a healthy environment and practice environmental stewardship.
“Protecting the environment is a commitment we must all make together and today is special day for our agency because we get to recognize those who go above and beyond in making West Virginia a cleaner and healthier place to live and work,” Secretary Huffman said.
Eligibility for industrial awards includes exemplary environmental performance and a record of compliance with regulatory authorities for the 2014 calendar year. Facilities were nominated by the DEP inspectors who work to ensure their compliance with the law. Other Environmental Award winners were nominated by DEP personnel who work with volunteer and other community-based efforts.
Following is a list of local honorees:
• Industry Greater than 100 Employees – Mullican Flooring, Ronceverte
• Education and Community Involvement – Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Lewisburg.