Media Advisory: MDE, Md. Petroleum Council and DNR Host 38th Tawes Environmental Awards

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Jay Apperson
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Media Advisory: MDE, Md. Petroleum Council and DNR Host 38th Tawes Environmental Awards
Annual Ceremony Recognizes Marylanders’ Outstanding Environmental Work   

WHAT: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Maryland Petroleum Council and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will announce winners of the 2015 Tawes Award for a Clean Environment and the James B. Coulter Award. This year’s award winners are from Washington, Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.

The awards are co-sponsored by MDE, Maryland Petroleum Council and DNR to recognize youth, adults, private and public organizations involved in the restoration and protection of Maryland’s natural resources. The Tawes award, given to both adult and youth awardees, is named in honor of J. Millard Tawes, Governor of Maryland from 1959 to 1967 and the first Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The James B. Coulter Award, named after Maryland’s second DNR Secretary, acknowledges environmental contributions by a government employee.

WHO:  

  • MDE Secretary Ben Grumbles
  • Maryland Petroleum Council Executive Director Drew Cobbs
  • DNR Assistant Secretary Kristin Saunders

WHEN:  Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Please inform the entrance gate attendant that you are attending the Tawes Award luncheon and you will not be charged admission to the park.

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