DEP accepting applications for Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, according to Senator Elder Vogel.

The awards are open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals that have developed innovative environmental programs or have implemented projects that balance environmental stewardship and economic development.

Examples of eligible projects include wastewater recycling technology innovation, resource development, renewable and alternative energy innovation, watershed restoration strategies and environmental education outreach, among others.

The project must have been completed between Aug. 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013. The winners will be honored on April 22, 2014.

Projects should be submitted via email to by 5 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2014. Faxed or mailed submissions will not be considered. For more information or to apply, visit, keyword: Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.  For assistance with completing the application, call 717-783-8727.


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