Governor Terry E. Branstad will honor twenty Iowa businesses and organizations for their contributions to the environment on Thursday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the Wallace Building Auditorium in Des Moines. 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 ceremony is expected to last approximately 30 minutes, with speakers Governor Terry E. Branstad, Director of the DNR Chuck Gipp, and Deputy Director of the DNR Bruce Trautmann.
Awards include the Environmental Excellence Award, Special Recognition in Water Quality, Waste Management, Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy, Air Quality, Habitat Restoration, and Environmental Education.