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December 13, 2011 > Nominations sought for Conservation Awards

Nominations sought for Conservation Awards

Submitted By Peter Drekmeier

A coalition of 20 organizations - including water agencies, business networks and nonprofits - has begun accepting applications and nominations for the fourth annual Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. The Awards are presented to organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals whose programs and leadership have advanced water conservation in Silicon Valley (San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Alameda County from Hayward south).

Award Categories are:

* Government Agency/Water Utility
* Business
* Organization
* Agriculture
* Greenscape Management
* Education
* Water Champion

Additional information and an application/nomination form can be found at http://www.waterawards.org.

The application/nomination process will close on January 27, 2012. Winners will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony on World Water Day- March 22, 2012.

The coalition sponsoring the Awards includes: Acterra, Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, City of Cupertino, City of Hayward, City of Mountain View, City of Palo Alto, City of Redwood City, City of Sunnyvale, Clean Water Action, California Native Plant Society, Imagine H2O, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Sustainable San Mateo County, Sustainable Silicon Valley, Tuolumne River Trust and Wholly H2o.

Recipients of the 2011Water ConservationAwards were: BAWSCA,Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore Mobile Home Communities, San Jose State University, Our City Forest, ET Water Systems, and Ken & Sally Coverdell (seehttp://www.waterawards.org/index.php/awardees2011.html).

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