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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge (W. Va.) completed a bank stabilization project at Buckley Island that stopped erosion and helped create better habitat for many fish species.
Credit: USFWS

Refuges receive national awards for environmental leadership

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts and Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia are recipients of the Service’s 2012 Environmental Leadership Awards. The awards annually acknowledge Service facilities and individuals for their outstanding leadership and commitment to the environment. Parker River received the Refuge of the Year award for being a good neighbor by improving the water quality in the Plum Island Sound watershed through a Slow The Flow campaign. Ohio River Islands received the Facility/Office Environmental Leadership Award for green innovation after completing a bank stabilization project that reestablished the Buckley Island shoreline. Terry Boyer, who monitors the performance of renewable energy initiatives at Ohio River Islands, received the Individual Environmental Leadership award for being a sustainability hero.

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Published on: Monday, July 15,2013

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