Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission 2012 Earth Day Awards

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Jay Marchmon

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 13, 2012

Location: Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Rd., Frankfort, Ky.

Event Description

The Environmental Quality Commission will present its 2012 Earth Day Awards on Friday, April 13, beginning at noon at Berry Hill Mansion (700 Louisville Road) in Frankfort.

Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason, whose stories provide understanding and insight into how people react to changing times, will be the keynote speaker.

The annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made positive contributions to environmental protection and stewardship.

Prior to the awards ceremony, the Division of Forestry will host a tree planting in honor of Earth Day on the grounds of the Berry Hill Mansion. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Celebrating Kentucky’s Forests” in honor of forestry’s 100th anniversary. The tree planting will begin at 11 a.m. and free Willow Oak tree seedlings will be available for those in attendance.
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