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Alaska refuges and staff receive national Environmental Leadership Awards
Alaska Region, May 20, 2005
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Two National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, and a staff member at another, recently received national Environmental Leadership Awards from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These awards recognize exceptional steps taken by refuges and individuals to improve their stewardship of the land.

Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge received a 2005 Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Leadership Award in the Environmental Management System category, and was named "Refuge of the Year? for environmental excellence. The refuge's staff was commended for its efforts in pollution prevention, environmental outreach and partnering, energy initiatives, and sustainable building designs.

Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge received a 2005 Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Leadership Award in the Environmental Management System category as well, honoring the refuge's continued environmental leadership. Yukon Delta staffers were also specifically recognized for their work in pollution prevention, environmental outreach and partnering, energy initiatives, and sustainable building designs.

Nicole Johnson, an Environmental Education Specialist with Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, received a Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Leadership Award for her recycling efforts, which have included reaching out to refuge employees and the public alike to encourage improved environmental stewardship. Nicole coordinates the refuge's recycling program which, in 2004, recycled 3,413 pounds of office products alone! Nicole's award was one of only three such individual Environmental Leadership Awards given in 2005.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov



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