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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2009

Awards ceremony recognizes City employees

The Environmental Management Commission presented the seventh annual Environmental Achievement Awards to City of Kansas City, Mo., employees June 10 at the Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway St., suite 200.

To be considered for the award, the acts or achievements must significantly reduce the volume or toxicity of waste generated, prevent pollution, preserve or restore natural lands or habitat, conserve resource and benefit the environment.

Award recipients and the acts or achievements for which they were recognized:

-- Tim Walters, Water Services Department and Forest Decker, Parks and Recreation Department, for work on the Birmingham Land Application Tree Nursery

-- Julie Rischer, Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department, for implementation of the Convention Center Recycling Program

-- The Water Services Department, for creation of the Water Services Rain Garden

-- Patty Noll and Dion Waldon, City Planning and Development Department, for implementation of the Stream Buffer Ordinance

-- David Park, Mike Schumacher and Lesly Forsberg, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, for work on the City’s new LEED-Gold rated Tow Services Lot

The City’s Office of Environmental Quality, a division of the City Manager's Office, accepted nominations for the awards and those nominations were evaluated by the Environmental Management Commission.

For more information about the Environmental Achievement Awards, contact Andy Savastino, Office of Environmental Quality, (816) 513-3460.

    
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