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Governor's Environmental Excellence Award Winners

The 2020 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards were announced on August 21, 2020 by webinar. A recording of the webinar is available. The awards recognized the significant contributions of environmental and conservation leaders in four categories: sustainability, environmental project, land conservation, and implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan.  They are given to businesses and industrial facilities, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Gold Medal Winners

  • Fairfax County Public Schools - Get2Green
  • City of Hopewell - Hopewell Riverwalk
  • Neabsco Regional Park - Neabsco Creek Boardwalk
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority - Enhanced Biosolids Reuse and Reduction Project
  • The Piedmont Environmental Council - Stewardship, Restoration, and Public Engagement at Roundabout Meadows
  • Virginia Clean Cities - Clean Fuels Advancement in Virginia

Silver Medal Winners

  • Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism - Hinchee Park 
  • Virginia Outdoors Foundation & Enrichmond Foundation - Preservation & Restoration of Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries

Bronze Medal Winners

  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc. - Continuous Sustainability Improvement Program
  • Land Trust of Virginia. - Blue Ridge Conservation Initiative 
  • Prince William County Risk & Wellness Services Division - AST Management for Pollution Prevention
  • Southern Tip Bike & Hike Trail

Honorable Mention Winners

  • Rappahannock Electric Cooperative -Green Together

For descriptions of the projects recognized, use the links below.

 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award Winners 
 2020   Project Descriptions   Webinar
 2019   Project Descriptions   Award Ceremony
 2018   Project Descriptions   Award Ceremony
 2017   Project Descriptions   Award Ceremony
 2016   Project Descriptions   Award Ceremony

For additional information on any of the projects listed above, please contact Meghann Quinn at 804-698-4021 or

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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