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Governor's awards honor environmental leaders

DES MOINES — Forty-three Iowa organizations, businesses and communities were nominated for consideration to receive an Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award from Gov. Terry E. Branstad and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The awards are Iowa’s premier environmental honors. 

Award winners will be announced prior to the August 3 recognition ceremony. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, to be held at 3 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. 

Award Categories include:

  • Air Quality
  • Waste Management
  • Energy Efficiency-Renewable Energy
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Education
  • Overall Environmental Excellence
  • Habitat Restoration

Nominees are listed alphabetically by city:

Ames
Iowa Agriculture Mitigation, Inc.
Iowa Cover Crop Working Group
Iowa State University – Facilities, Planning and Management
The Fighting Burrito
Water Rocks! – Iowa State University

Cedar Rapids
City of Cedar Rapids
ITC Midwest, LLC
Quaker Oats

Clinton
City of Clinton

Dallas Center
Gross Pond Farm – Ronald and Ethel Winter

Davenport
Alcoa
City of Davenport

Decorah
Alpine Applied Solutions, LLC

Des Moines metro area
Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants, West Des Moines
Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines
City of Des Moines – Wastewater Reclamation Facility
Dee Zee, Inc., Des Moines
Des Moines Public Schools
Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines
Iowa League of Cities, Des Moines
Metro Waste Authority, Des Moines
Unity Point Health, Des Moines
Walnut Creek Watershed Coalition, Windsor Heights

Donnellson
City of Donnellson

Dubuque
Andersen Eagle Window & Door

Elkader
Central Community School

Fairfield
Hedquist Productions, Inc.
Ideal Energy, Inc.

Fort Dodge
Silgan Container

Iowa City
Iowa Flood Center

Letts
The Nature Conservancy

Marion
Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency

Monona
City of Monona

Muscatine
Kent Corporation – Grain Processing Corporation
Weikert Iron and Metal Recycling

Oskaloosa
Clow Valve Company

Panora
Sunny Time Foods, Inc. 

Pilot Grove
Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing, Inc.,

Sioux City
City of Sioux City

Sioux Center
Smithfield Foods

Spirit Lake
Pure Fishing 

Williamsburg
Price Creek Watershed Project – Iowa Soil & Water Conservation District

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