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Ground Water Committee Requests Nominations for 2015 Ground Water Award

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee is seeking public nominations  for an individual or group who is deserving of the 2015 Ground Water Award. The Virginia Ground Water Awards program seeks to recognize institutions and individuals whose activities benefit our limited ground water resources. Beneficial activities include water conservation, recharge area protection and preservation, aquifer preservation, recycling/reuse of water, pollution prevention, and public education and community outreach. Last year’s recipient was Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore for their exemplary years of voluntary service towards litter reduction, waste recycling and reuse, and education and outreach. The Eastern Shore Rural Health Onley Community Health Center was rewarded in 2013 for their sustainable site development concepts.

Ground Water Award winners will be invited to attend a future the Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee meeting where they will be recognized with a certificate for their efforts towards protecting and preserving this vital resource to the Eastern Shore. They will also have their organization, institution, or individuals name engraved in a plaque recognizing winners of the award. A flyer can be found here.

All nominations must be submitted to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee by January 15. Nominations must include a description of the beneficial activity and should be submitted to Curt Smith, Director of Planning at [email protected] or 23372 Front Street, Accomac, VA 23301.

For additional information, please contact Curt Smith at 787-2936 x114.

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