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Town Seeks Nominations for 2017 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards

Post Date:10/12/2017 9:41 AM

Leesburg, VA (October 12, 2017) – The Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for the 2017 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards. This award program recognizes students, community groups, and individuals who conduct or participate in activities that benefit the Town’s environment. Nominations must be submitted by close of business on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Examples of activities that benefit the Town’s environment include:

  • Innovative use of recycled materials (including composting, collection programs for materials that are recyclable or reusable)
  • Pollution prevention
  • Waste reduction
  • Protection of the natural environment
  • Habitat Improvement
  • Beautification of the environment
  • Environmental education
  • Monitoring the condition of Leesburg’s environment (streams, habitat, etc.)

Nominations should be sent to Irish Grandfield, Senior Planner, at and should include a narrative, limited to one page, describing the person or group nominated and why they deserve to be recognized. Be specific about their efforts and achievements and include quantifiable measures of success if possible. Photos and other supplemental information may be included. For more information about the Tolbert Awards, visit

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