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James City County announces new environmental award program

Date: February 17, 2006
Contact: Beth Davis, JCSA Environmental Education Coordinator

Phone: (757) 253-6859


James City County's Environmental Division is currently accepting applications for its new 2006 Environmental Recognition Award Program. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the efforts of builders and developers whose building practices minimize environmental impact in James City County. The Program consists of three award categories: Environmental Single-Family Award, Environmental Development Award, and Exceptional Environmental Protection Efforts Award.

The Environmental Single-Family Award is given quarterly to a single-family building site where the builder has taken the initiative to control erosion, reduce run-off from their site and go above and beyond normal erosion and sediment control measures. Application deadlines: March 31, July 31 and November 30.


The Environmental Development Award is given annually to a development during its active stage where the developer and contractors have taken the initiative to reduce erosion and control run-off from their site. Application deadline: November 30.


The Exceptional Environmental Protection Efforts Award is given to any individual or company that goes above and beyond normal measures to control erosion and/or protect sensitive environmental areas. The efforts do not necessarily need to be related to active construction. Environmental Division staff nominate candidates.


Applications will be reviewed and evaluated using a scoring process. The award will consist of a metal plaque that may be posted at the selected site. Certificates of Recognition will be issued and presented at Board of Supervisors' meetings. News releases will also be issued to local media for publicity purposes.


For more information and a copy of the application, please contact the Environmental Division at (757) 253-6670, or visit


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