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Award presentations to highlight ‘Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment’
Nominations are being sought for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Award and Thomas P. Shelburne Award, two prestigious environmental achievements to be honored at the Northeast Environmental Partners’ “21st Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment.”

Deadline for award nominations is Wednesday, June 1. Recipients will be honored during an Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner on Thursday Oct. 27, at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre.

For the 21st year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Award will recognize achievements of individuals or organizations who, through partnerships, achieve excellence in environmental protection or conservation. The evening also showcases the recipient of the Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award. In its 17th year, the award was established by NEPA Environmental Partners to recognize an individual for long-term commitment to environmental quality through inspirational leadership, dedication and commitment to partnering.

"This event gives us the perfect opportunity to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations making positive impacts to the environment and the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania," said Meg Welker, supervisor of public programs at PPL Corporation and dinner planning committee chairperson. “We just need everyone’s help in identifying those unsung heroes.”

The Northeast Environmental Partners include the Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. and Wilkes University.

Awards are open to any group, individual, company, program, or organization whose work has had a positive impact on the environment in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s following counties: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

During the past 20 years, honors have been bestowed on over 150 individuals and groups involved in agriculture, forestry, business, industry, education, science, environmental awareness, community service, and government.

Nominations may be made by a person or persons involved in the activity, or by a third party.

Nomination materials can be downloaded from Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s website: To receive information on attending or sponsoring this event, contact PEC’s Northeast Office at (570) 718-6507 or

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April 27, 2011

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