HARRISBURG – A local school organization in the 23rd Senatorial District is the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). The award winner represents the best in using innovation, collaboration, and public service to improve and protect Pennsylvania’s environment.
As announced today by the Wolf Administration, the Jersey Shore Outdoor Club at Jersey Shore Area High School is the award recipient.
To earn the award, the volunteers of the Jersey Shore Outdoor Club removed a damaged flood culvert on a tributary of Pine Creek, cleaned up the Tomb Flats Picnic and Campground area, and restored 28 miles of the Tiadaghton Hiking Trail.
“I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the Jersey Shore Outdoor Club for their tremendous undertaking,” said Sen. Yaw. “Their work is a positive example for other schools to emulate. I have no doubt that this project will inspire other young people to become leaders, helping them develop a deep sense of commitment to preserving our natural resources.”
Pennsylvania businesses, schools, government agencies, trade or non-profit organizations, or agribusinesses that have completed projects to promote environmental stewardship and economic development were eligible to apply for the award. The winners were selected by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and DEP will host a dinner to honor the award winners on April 19 at the Harrisburg Hilton. Secretary Quigley will deliver the keynote address.
To learn more about the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, click here or visit the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s website.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff