Island Resources Foundation has just been notified that EPA has
selected the Foundation to receive a "2003 U.S. EPA Environmental
Quality Award," for which we were nominated by Jim Casey of EPA's St.
This is the highest recognition presented at the Regional Office
level, "for individuals and groups who have demonstrated an
outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental
quality in EPA Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands)." Award recipients come from all sectors, including
non-profits, environmental and community groups, individual citizens,
environmental education and business organizations and members of the
EPA will conduct a small award ceremony at their regional
headquarters offices on the 30th floor of 290 Broadway (corner
Duane) in New York City from 2 until 4PM on Thursday, April 24th.
I'd like to invite any members of the Foundation who happen
to be in the New York City area to drop by for the presentation, but
unfortunately, not my acceptance speech --- they are quite clear that
recipients will NOT "be asked to make acceptance remarks." ["Remarks"
indeed --- I was already thinking about where to get the trumpeters
to play "Ruffles and Flourishes" while I was on my way to the podium.
. . . oh well.] Maybe we can go out for a little sip or something
Drop me a line if you think you can make it, and I'll pass your name
on to EPA. . . . . and thanks for all the nice notes of
encouragement that we received when Jim submitted the nomination. . .
. and incidentally, thanks again to Jim Casey for the nomination in
the first place.
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