FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2017
DEP's Southeast District Announces the Superior Excellence Distinction Award Program
~ Nominations are due by
May 15, 2017 ~
Southeast Florida – In support of DEP’s vision of creating
strong community partnerships, safeguarding Florida’s natural resources and
enhancing its ecosystems, DEP’s Southeast District (SED) has developed a new Superior Excellence Distinction Award Program to recognize an organization’s exceptional achievements in
environmental stewardship, ensuring responsible use and protection of natural resources through conservation and sustainable practices.
The program recognizes businesses, industries, trade associations, professional organizations, local
governments and non-profit organizations in Southeast Florida for proactive, innovative and exceptional achievements to reduce impacts on the environment beyond measures required by permit or rule. DEP's Southeast District
encompasses the following seven counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie,
Okeechobee and Indian River.
To be considered for recognition, participants must
demonstrate significant and measurable achievements that provide a direct benefit
to the environment in one or more of the following categories:
- Reducing environmental impacts
- Conserving resources
- Enhancing ecosystems
- Restoring impacts
Other criteria that will be considered include management
commitment, employee involvement, continuous improvement, environmental
management systems, best management practices and community education and
Please review the program
rules and instructions for details on how to apply. Nominations must be
received on or before May 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. Submissions can be mailed to the Southeast
District Office or sent to Southeast.District@dep.state.fl.us.
Winners will be recognized during the Southeast
District’s Open House in June 2017.
information, call 561-681-6600.