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June 26, 2014

Local group rewarded

DES MOINES — Fourteen Iowa organizations and businesses will receive Environmental Excellence awards from Gov. Terry E. Branstad this summer. The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa.

“The innovations that have been made by the award recipients to benefit Iowa’s citizens both economically and environmentally are to be commended. They showcase the commitment being made to make Iowa a better state now and into the future,” said Branstad.

Gov. Branstad will present awards to the recipients at a recognition ceremony at 3 p.m. on July 15 in the Wallace Building auditorium, located at 502 East Ninth St. in Des Moines. The public is invited to attend.

The winners include:

Environmental Excellence Award:

n AgriReNew, Stockton

n Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Mason City

n DuPont Pioneer, Johnston

n Iowa Recycling Association, Cedar Rapids

Special Recognition in Water Quality:

n Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Mason City

n General Electric Company, West Burlington

n Rathbun Land and Water Alliance, Centerville

Special Recognition in Waste Management:

n American Packaging Corporation, Story City

n Collis, Inc., Clinton

n Unity Point Health, Des Moines

Special Recognition in Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy:

n AgriReNew, Stockton

n Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Marion

n DuPont Pioneer, Johnston

Special Recognition in Air Quality:

n Whirlpool Corporation, Amana

Special Recognition in Habitat Restoration:

n G. Allen Heston Estate, Colfax

n Monsanto Company, Muscatine

Special Recognition in Environmental Education:

n Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Marion

n J. Lawrence Hanson, Linn-Mar High School, Marion

n Rathbun Land and Water Alliance, Centerville

For more information about the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards, go to www.iowadnr.gov/eeawards.

The awards are sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the Iowa 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.

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