Thursday, May 10, 2007

EPA Award Presentation

Yesterday morning John McCarroll and Pat Young from EPA Region 9 presented Beautify CNMI! with the 2007 Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement in front of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of Public Works, Director of Fish & Wildlife, and the Director of the Division of Environmental Quality.

The award belongs to the thousands of people who have made Beautify CNMI! a success last year. Marianas Resource Conservation & Development Council played a large role in coordinating the Restoration Committee of Beautify CNMI! Both Ken Kramer and I have been taking turns being the chair of that committee over the course of the year. Thanks to everyone who helped us out with the Restoration Committtee!

After the presentation of the EPA Award, USDA NRCS District Conservationist Scott Crockett and Marianas RC&D Coordinator Ken Kramer presented Rep. Cinta Kaipat, Governor Ben Fitial, and Lt. Governor Tim Villagomez with NRCS hats. They thanked Rep. Kaipat for her support and offered his agency's support to the local CNMI government.