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Gulf Guardian Award Winners 2011

2011 Gulf Guardian Winners

3rd Place

3rd Place - Business
Volkert, Inc., Little Bay Finfish and Shellfish Recovery

3rd Place Business Volkert, Inc., Little Bay Finfish and Shellfish Recovery. Patti Powell, Stan Meiburg, Buddy Covington, and Carl Ferraro

Photo from left to right:  Patti Powell, State Lands Director, Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4, Atlanta, GA.,  Buddy Covington, Vice President, Environmental Services, Volkert, Inc. and Carl Ferraro, Natural Resource Planner of  the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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3rd Place - Youth Environmental Education
Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

3rd Place Youth Education Conservation through Education and Inspiration, The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Becky Prado, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Students and sponsor Charlene Mauro, Stan Meiburg.

Photo from left to right: Becky Prado FDEPís Division of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Students and sponsor Charlene Mauro, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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3rd Place - Environmental Justice/Cultural Diversity
Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health

3rd Place Environmental Justice Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health. Jerome Zeringue, Elodia Blanco, Latosha Brown, Bill Honker

Photo from left to right: Mr. Jerome Zeringue, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration , Elodia Blanco, Latosha Brown, Gulf Coast Fund, Bill Honker, Deputy Director of the Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6 in Dallas, Texas

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3rd Place - Civic/Nonprofit
Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

3rd Place Civic/Nonprofit Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK),  The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Becky Walker, Tony Amos, Buddy Covington, and Bill Honker

Photo from left to right: Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Tony Amos, Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), Bill Honker, Deputy Director of the Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6 in Dallas, Texas

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3rd Place - Individual
Jim Morrison Ė Freeport, Texas, Texas Artificial Reef Program

3rd Individual Jim Morrison Ė Freeport, Texas, Texas Artificial Reef Program. Becky Walker, Jim Morrison, Bill Honker

Photo from left to right: Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Jim Morrison, Bill Honker, Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6

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3rd Place - Partnership
Integration of and Regional Enhancements to the GCOOS: Development of a GCOOS Data Portal, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System - Regional Association

3rd Partnership Integration of and Regional Enhancements to the GCOOS: Development of a GCOOS Data Portal,  Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System - Regional Association. Becky Walker, Ann Jochens, Matt Howard, Chris Simoniello, Mike Dardeau, Stephan Howard, Chunyan Li,  Bill Honker

Photo from left to right: Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, GCOOS representatives Ann Jochens, Matt Howard, Chris Simoniello, Mike Dardeau, Stephan Howard, Chunyan Li, Bill Honker, Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division from EPA Region 6

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2nd Place

2nd Place - Business
Renew Our Rivers Conservation Program, Mississippi Power

2nd Place Business Renew Our Rivers Conservation Program, Mississippi Power. Trudy Fisher, Stan Meiburg, Tracy Heggins, Janell Nolan, Allison Smith, Ali Legget, Flinda Hill and Allen Reaves

Photo from left to right: Trudy Fisher, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia, Tracy Heggins, Mississippi Power, Janell Nolan, Coast Electric, Allison Smith, Beau Rivage, Ali Legget, MSDMR, Flinda Hill and Allen Reaves of Mississippi Power

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2nd Place - Youth Environmental Education
(TIE between River Stewards - Lower Colorado River Authority, Matagorda Bay Natural Science Center and Future Leaders of Americaís Gulf (FLAG))

2nd Youth Environmental Education (TIE  between  River Stewards - Lower Colorado River Authority, Matagorda Bay Natural Science Center and Future Leaders of Americaís Gulf (FLAG)).

Photo from left to right: Matagorda - Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Betsy Terrel, Carolyn Nelson, Matagorda Bay Natural Science Center, Bill Honker, Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division from EPA Region 6

2nd Place Youth Environmental Education (TIE  between  River Stewards - Lower Colorado River Authority, Matagorda Bay Natural Science Center and Future Leaders of Americaís Gulf (FLAG)).

FLAG - Jerome Zeringue, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, Future Leaders of America's Gulf ( F.L.A.G.) Students, Bill Honker, Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division from EPA Region 6

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2nd Place - Environmental Justice/Cultural Diversity
Ms. Thu Bui (pronounced Too Bouy)

2nd Place Environmental Justice/Cultural Diversity. Jerome Zeringue, Thu Bui, Bill Honker.

Jerome Zeringue, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, Thu Bui, Louisiana Sea Grant, Bill Honker, Deputy Director of the Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6 in Dallas, Texas

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2nd Place - Civic/Nonprofit Organization
Replant South Mississippi, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain

2nd Place Civic/Nonprofit Organization - Replant South Mississippi, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain. Trudy Fisher, Judy Steckler, Stan Meiburg.

Trudy Fisher, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Judy Steckler, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia

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2nd Place - Individual
Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods, Houston, Texas

2nd Place Individual Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods,  Houston, Texas

Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Jim Gossen, Bill Honker, Deputy Director of the Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6 in Dallas, Texas

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2nd Place - Partnership
Oil Spill Prevention and Response Partnership
Matagorda County Navigation District No. 1 and Texas General Land Office

2nd Place Partnership Oil Spill Prevention and Response Partnership, Matagorda County Navigation District No. 1 and Texas General Land Office. Becky Walker, Eartha Lee, Dale Smith, and Bill Honker

Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Eartha Lee, Matagorda Cty Navigation District #1, Dale Smith, Texas General Land Office, Bill Honker, Deputy Director of the Water Quality Protection Division, EPA Region 6 in Dallas, Texas

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1st Place - Business
Partner for Environmental Progress (PEP)

1st Place Business, Partner for Environmental Progress (PEP). Patti Powell, Jennifer Denson, Gary Criscione, and Stan Meiburg.

Patti Powell, Jennifer Denson, Executive Director, Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP), Gary Criscione, President of the PEP Board of Directors and the Director of MRO Evonik Degussa, and Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4, Atlanta, GA

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1st Place - Environmental Justice/Cultural Diversity
Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Office of Environmental Education

1st Place Environmental Justice/Cultural Diversity, Florida Department of Environmental Protection:  Office of Environmental Education. Becky Prado, Misty Alderman, Stan Meiburg.

Becky Prado, FDEPís Division of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Misty Alderman, FL DEP, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1st Place - Individual
Dr. Bill Walker

1st Place Individual, Dr. Bill Walker. Jerome Zeringue, Bill Walker, Trudy Fisher, Stan Meiburg.

Jerome Zeringue, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, Bill Walker, Trudy Fisher, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1st Place - Youth Environmental Education
Estuary EDventures Initiative Ė Tampa Bay Watch

1st Youth Environmental Education - Estuary EDventures Initiative Ė Tampa Bay Watch. Becky Prado, Catherine Karns, Stan Meiburg.

Becky Prado FDEPís Division of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Catherine Karns, Tampa Bay Watch, Inc., Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1st Place - Civic/NonProfit Organization
Daphne Utilities
Used Cooking Oil Recycling and Biodiesel Programs

1st Civic/NonProfit Organization. Patti Powell, Rob McElroy, Danny Lyndall, Stan Meiburg.

Patti Powell, Rob McElroy, General Manager of Daphne Utilities, Danny Lyndall, Operations Manager, Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4, Atlanta

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1st Place - Partnership
Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium: A Collaborative approach to meet
water quality targets and support seagrass recovery in Tampa Bay

1st Partnership, Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium:  A Collaborative approach to meet water quality targets and support seagrass recovery in Tampa Bay. Becky Prado, Holly Greening, Jeff Stewart,Tony Janicki, Stan Meiburg.

Becky Prado FDEPís Division of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, Holly Greening, Director Tampa Bay Estuary Program , Jeff Stewart, Mosaic Company, Tony Janicki, Janicki Environmental Inc., Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia

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Binational (Tie)
Veracruz Aquarium/Red Tide Monitoring

1st Binational (Tie), Becky Walker, Dr. Astin Hinds, Bill Honker.

Fuel Switching - Becky Walker, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Angela Bandemehr, U.S. EPA, Dr. Astin Hinds Port of Houston, Bill Honker, Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division from EPA Region 6

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U.S.-Mexico International Demonstration of Fuel-Switching on an Ocean-Going Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico
Port of Houston Authority

1st Place U.S.-Mexico International Demonstration of Fuel-Switching on an Ocean-Going Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Vera Cruz - Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia, Gloria Car, Acting Director, Gulf of Mexico Program, Anselmo Estandia Colom, Veracruz Aquarium, Bill Honker, Deputy Director, Water Quality Protection Division from EPA Region 6

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