UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s water quality.
The program was a recipient of a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The recognition is the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses and organizations for environmental performance and innovation in cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, eliminating pollution, reducing waste and other initiatives.
“On behalf of our college, I applaud the Master Watershed Steward Program and thank these volunteers for the countless hours they devote to conserving and improving our water and natural resources,” said Rick Roush, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Today’s society and future generations will reap the benefit of their selfless service. This honor is well deserved.”
This year’s ceremony took place April 24 in Harrisburg and featured keynote speaker Patrick McDonnell, acting secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, with remarks from Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources…