Corbett Announces Environmental Award Winners

4/13/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett has announced that 19 organizations involved in 16 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2013 Environmental Excellence Award.

Three of the projects are related to agriculture — Propel Andrew St. High School’s beekeeping project in Allegheny County, The Seed Farm’s new farmer training program in Lehigh County, and Hoopes Turf Farm’s liquefied natural gas vehicle diesel reduction project in Potter County.

The winners were selected by the Department of Environmental Protection and the nonprofit organization Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

The council will hold a dinner to honor the award winners April 17 at the Hilton in downtown Harrisburg. Richard Allan, secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, visit and click the “Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence” banner at the top of the home page, or visit

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