DEXTER — Four environmental excellence awards were given out by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 3 meeting.
The awards are presented annually to businesses and non-profit organizations that demonstrate positive environmental management practices in three areas: waste reduction and recycling, water quality protection, and pollution prevention initiatives and compliance.
This year, the overall winner for environmental excellence was the Village of Dexter.
The winners were chosen by the county’s environmental health division and the office of the water resources commissioner.
The award recipients in the individual categories include:
• Waste Reduction and Recycling – Wylie Elementary School
• Water Quality Protection – Radrick Farms Golf Course - University of Michigan
• Pollution Prevention – The Trenton Corporation
The University of Michigan’s Radrick Farms Golf Course received the 2012 Excellence in Water Quality Protection Award for its “innovative water and energy conservation measures, environmental stewardship programs, and stormwater management systems.” The 2012 Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling Award was given to Wylie Elementary School of Dexter, for its “extensive recycling program, purchasing of recycled products, and educating their students in waste reduction and conservation ethics.”
The Trenton Corp. of Ann Arbor received the 2012 Excellence in Pollution Prevention Award for “reducing the use of toxic substances and preventing pollution before it is produced.”