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JuLY 2007

Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards winners announced

The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards recognize and honor outstanding accomplishments in various environmental initiatives throughout western Pennsylvania.

The awards include cash prizes of $5,000 to be donated to local nonprofit environmental organizations designated by each winner.

An independent panel of judges selected the finalists. A Call for Nominations was distributed throughout western Pennsylvania in January 2007.

Winners were selected from the following categories: Community, Higher Education, Primary & Secondary Education, and Business.

The winner in the category of Community: Shoup’s Run Watershed Association, Southwestern PA Household Hazardous Waste Task Force.

The winner in the category of Primary/Secondary Education: Verna A. McGinley.

The winner in the category of Business: United States Steel Corporation.

Funding for the awards comes from the Dominion Foundation, which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by Dominion companies.