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News Releases from Region 0109/15/2020Contact Information: BOSTON – The US Environmental Protection Agency today recognized six New Hampshire individuals for their work to protect New England’s environment. They were among 24 recipients across New England honored by EPA’s New England office at the 2020 Environmental Merit Awards virtual ceremony.
EPA New England’s annual Environmental Merit Awards are given to community leaders, scientists, government officials, business leaders, schools, and students who represent different approaches, but a common commitment to environmental protection.
“Initiatives led by individuals and groups like this years’ awardees have driven progress toward clean water and clean air, built community support for revitalization investments, sparked environmental innovation, reduced waste, and protected the public from exposure to harmful substances,” said EPA New England Administrator Dennis Deziel. “EPA is always proud to recognize the honorees’ dedication, commitment to partnerships, and passion for success that has led to measurable change.” Deziel noted that this year’s award celebration – an online video presentation – by necessity differed from past years, but reaffirmed the awards ceremony is more important than ever.
Among those recognized in New Hampshire, Sarah Pillsbury and Barbara McMillan, both of Concord, were given lifetime achievement awards for a career or life devoted to protecting …
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