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Governor's Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Iowa DNR

Governor Terry E. Branstad will honor 14 Iowa businesses and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the environment. The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s natural resources. The prestigious Environmental Excellence Award honors organizations with comprehensive environmental ethics and commitment, while special project awards recognize specific environmental improvements.

The event will take place July 15 at 3 p.m. at the Wallace Building Auditorium, 502 E. Ninth Street, Des Moines. Featured speakers will be Governor Branstad and DNR Director Chuck Gipp.


Environmental Excellence Award:
• AgriReNew, Stockton
• Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Mason City
• DuPont Pioneer, Johnston
• Iowa Recycling Association, Cedar Rapids

Special Recognition in Water Quality:
• Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Mason City
• General Electric Company, West Burlington
• Rathbun Land and Water Alliance, Centerville

Special Recognition in Waste Management:
• American Packaging Corporation, Story City
• Collis, Inc., Clinton
• Unity Point Health, Des Moines

Special Recognition in Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy:
• AgriReNew, Stockton
• Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Marion
• DuPont Pioneer, Johnston

Special Recognition in Air Quality:
• Whirlpool Corporation, Amana

Special Recognition in Habitat Restoration:
• G. Allen Heston Estate and Family, Colfax
• Monsanto Company, Muscatine

Special Recognition in Environmental Education:
• Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Marion
• J. Lawrence Hanson, Ed.D., Linn-Mar High School, Marion
• Rathbun Land and Water Alliance, Centerville

 For additional information, contact Emily Bainter, Iowa DNR, 515-242-5955 or