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Applications Now Being Accepted for the Governor's 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 31, 2016. 

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 this summer. 

“These awards highlight the commitment and ingenuity we value here in Iowa when it comes to conservation and protecting our natural resources,” said Gov. Branstad. 

“Not only do the Environmental Excellence Awards allow us to recognize and honor successful efforts, but it is a means to share that success with others, hopefully inspiring new ideas and future achievements,” said Branstad. 

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 managed by the Iowa DNR and sponsored by the Governor’s Office. For more information and to download an application, go to

www.iowadnr.gov/eeawards or contact Scott Flagg at 515-725-8318 or Scott.Flagg@dnr.iowa.gov.

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