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2020 Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award

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DEP’s Southwest District

2020 Environmental Stewardship Achievement Awards

Call for Nominations

Nominations due by February 26, 2020

DEP’s Southwest District office is excited to announce a call for nominations for its Environmental Stewardship Achievement Awards Program, which recognizes those who are working alongside DEP to Protect Florida Together by safeguarding the state’s natural resources and enhancing its ecosystems.

The program recognizes businesses, professional and community organizations, and local governments within DEP's Southwest District for exceptional achievements in preventing or reducing impacts on the environment. To be considered for recognition, participants must demonstrate proactive, innovative and measurable achievements that exceed regulatory requirements and provide a direct benefit to our environment in one or more of the following categories:

  • Reducing environmental impacts
  • Conserving resources
  • Enhancing ecosystems
  • Remediating environmental impacts

Additional criteria that will be considered:

  • An organizational culture of environmental stewardship
  • Continuous improvement and growth of environmental programs
  • Environmental education and outreach components
  • Innovation and exceptional achievement in environmental stewardship

Rules and Instructions:

  1. The Southwest District Environmental Stewardship Achievement Awards Program is open to Florida businesses, industries, professional and non-profit organizations, and local governments located within Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties.
  2. Application or nomination must be received by close of business Wednesday, February 26, 2020. See submission instructions below.
  3. Completed nomination form must be submitted along with any optional supporting documents.
  4. Supportive material is limited to 10 additional pages.
  5. Nominations can be submitted to the Southwest District Office by email to or by mail to Florida Department of Environmental Protection Southwest District, Attention: Melissa Madden, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

To nominate a deserving organization, or to be considered for recognition, please complete the nomination form and include any supporting documents demonstrating environmental stewardship efforts, including the criteria outlined above, by close of business Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Submissions can be made by mail or email. 

Winners will be recognized at the Southwest District's annual Open House on March 25, 2020, at 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, in Temple Terrace.

Please contact Melissa Madden at or 813/470-5795 with any questions.

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October 21, 2020 - 7:03pm

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