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The Stormwater Steward Award recognizes environmental stewardship in the area of stormwater management. Organizations, businesses, individuals, design firms, or community groups that have worked to consider the impact of stormwater runoff on the health of area waters through a specific project, practice, or event are encouraged to apply for the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Steward Award.
Organizations, businesses, individuals, or groups may submit an eligible activity for consideration. Submissions are also accepted by nomination. All submissions must be received by close of business on January 31, 2020.
Nominated projects must be located within Athens-Clarke County in order to be eligible for the award. Previous winners will not be eligible for two years after their last award.
Preference is given to nominations that emphasize one or more of the following criteria: the use of innovative stormwater management practices in the design or construction of a development project within Athens-Clarke County, the use of innovative stormwater management practices to retrofit an existing development within Athens-Clarke County to better manage and/or treat its stormwater, exceptional project management resulting in reduced construction related nonpoint source pollution, exceptional maintenance of the project since installation, significant efforts to provide stormwater education to employees and/or customers/clients, and/or volunteerism and company-wide participation in watershed programs such as Adopt-a-Stream and Rivers Alive.
To submit a project, complete the following form and upload any supporting documents before January 31, 2020.
Please provide a detailed description of the project submitted for consideration. This description can include information such as the type of project, design features, problems overcome, specific stormwater products/practices used, quantities, water quality data if available, impacts or results seen thus far, cost information if available, etc. The description should not exceed two pages of typed print and should emphasize any attention given to the specified criteria. Supporting materials such as maps, diagrams, plans, brochures, or photographs are encouraged and may be uploaded using the link below. Judges may or may not visit project sites.
The Stormwater Steward Award recipient will be notified of their selection by Friday, February 14, and the Stormwater Steward Award will be presented at the Green Life Expo and Awards Ceremony at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
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