DEEP: 2001 Individual/Civic Group GreenCircle Award Recipients

GreenCircle Award Recipients
2001 Individual/Civic Group Related

Name of Civic Group or Individual

Category/Activity

Description Of Activity

Central Cycle Club, Inc.
Central Village, CT
Improving public access to shore/waterfront/private lands/streams through voluntary projects; implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property; and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects The club removed an existing bridge in the Pachaug State Forest that passed over "Kinney Brook". A new bridge approximately 70 feet in length was erected to prevent further erosion and allowing for handicap accessibility. Over 1,000 man hours were required to complete the structure and many people donated machinery and materials.
Chestnut Street Project Coalition
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year In 1996, the Coalition, under the leadership of Knox Parks, adopted a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The City brownfield program, along with the coalition partners, cleaned up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Citizens Restoring Congamond (CRC)
Southwick, MA
Improving public access to shore/waterfront/private lands/streams through voluntary projects; adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year; sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day; and voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs CRC organized and implemented projects to clean and beautify the areas surrounding the lakes. They have raised money in an effort treat the lake for a Eurasian Water Milfoil invasion. This non-native plant placed the long term quality of the lakes in jeopardy. Through a successful SONAR treatment this spring, there has been a marked improvement in the waters with the hope of complete eradication by next year. They also have a volunteer water testing program and invite various educational speakers to their monthly meetings in an effort to educate others about the conservation and preservation of our natural resources.
Colebrook Land Conservancy, Inc.
Colebrook, CT
Promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats The conservancy purchased a 40+ acre site preserving a covert; place where three naturally occurring ecosystems meet. A forest, a wetland with threatened salamanders, and a meadow that is home to the Eastern meadowlark and bobolink are all now protected.
Connecticut Waterfowler's Association (CWA)
Bozrah, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs CWA established the Hunt Smart Program that reaches thousands of Connecticut Sportsmen thereby encouraging hunter safety, courtesy and good will among the non-hunting public. They also constructed over 40 wood duck boxes with Connecticut DEP for placement on public and private lands.
Davis Beach Association
Niantic, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property The Davis Beach Association was one of three organizations that worked with DEP's Paul Capotosto on a marsh restoration project to improve Davis Pond in Niantic for wildlife, phragmites, and mosquito control.
Elm City Parks Conservancy
New Haven, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects The Conservancy initiated a partnership with New Haven Parks and the Student Conservation Association. The partnership cleaned 3 rivers weekly in New Haven.
Farmington River Anglers Association
New Hartford, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day; promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats and implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property The association conducted two annual river clean ups and assisted DEP in stocking state waters with fish.
Friends of Hammonasset, Inc.
Madison, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day and promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats The Friends of Hammonassett hold four yearly beach clean ups or repair work days. They hosted four guest speakers addressing Environmental Issues.
Friends of Lake Williams, Inc.
Suffield, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs The Friends participate in a number of activities. They produce an ongoing newsletter to promote environmental awareness among Lake Williams and town residents. In the spring of 2000, they conducted a CARE fishing program for local children. They established a water quality monitoring program in the spring of 2001. In addition, 2 directors are on the Board of the Connecticut Federation of Lakes, and Friends of Lake Williams Board members contribute significant time to preserve Lake Williams.
Housatonic River Commission
Cornwall, CT
Promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats and voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs The Commission sponsored its 3rd Annual River Appreciation Day on 5/8/01 for 8th graders from five Region One schools. Their goal is to enhance the water studies curriculum mandated for these 8th graders, including learning about hydrology, biology and wildlife. Approximately 140 students attended this year's function held on the Amesville side of the Housatonic River.
Housatonic Valley Association (HVA)
Cornwall Bridge, CT
Promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats and voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs The HVA sponsored its 3rd Annual River Appreciation Day on 5/8/01 for 8th graders from five Region One schools. Their goal is to enhance the water studies curriculum mandated for these 8th graders, including learning about hydrology, biology and wildlife. Approximately 140 students attended this year's function held on the Amesville side of the Housatonic River.
House of Bread Soup Kitchen
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year The House of Bread Soup Kitchen was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
League of Women Voters of Westport
Westport, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs The League teaches every first grader in town about Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in town using hands on recyclables, leaf lunches, word charts of new and familiar words, word searches, and enjoying popcorn with different packaging. They encourage children to use plastic lunch containers and reusable plastic containers to reduce waste.
New Haven Raccoon Club, Inc.
Durham, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects The Club donates its facilities for Conservation Education/ Firearms Safety Programs, physically challenged sports persons of Connecticut, boating classes, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Niantic Bay Yacht Club
Niantic, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property The Yacht Club was one of three organizations that worked with DEP's Paul Capotosto on a marsh restoration project to improve Davis Pond in Niantic for wildlife, phragmites and mosquito control.
Oak Grove Beach Community Association
Niantic, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property The association was one of three organizations that worked with DEP's Paul Capotosto on a marsh restoration project to improve Davis Pond in Niantic for wildlife, phragmites and mosquito control.
Roaring Brook Nature Center
Canton, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property The Nature Center created a large butterfly garden using native Connecticut plants.
SAND
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year SAND was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Save-Our-Seymour
Seymour, CT
Promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats and opening large tracts of private property for public recreation "Save-Our-Seymour" worked with the state allowing DEP to purchase 322 acres of watershed property from Birmingham Utilities in Seymour for open space.
Stonington Uplands Association
Stonington, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year and Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day Since 1994, the Association has collected litter along the 15 miles of roads in their rural neighborhood. As part of Stonington's Adopt-a-Road program, volunteers walk the roads in spring and fall to collect trash and separate it into recyclables and non-recyclables, which are then delivered to their town's solid waste facility.
UCONN Master Gardeners
West Hartford Extension Center
West Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year The West Hartford Extension Center, UCONN Master Gardeners was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
United Earth Fund
New England Chapter
Glastonbury, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day; implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property; voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects The United Earth Fund sponsors many clean-ups projects, including the "Source to Sea" clean up in the areas of Glastonbury and Cromwell along the Connecticut River. They also help to educate many schools with "The Storm Drain Brigade", a program that communicates a "no dumping" message to the students through activities such as a contest to create artwork and messages that are then stenciled onto the storm drains. During the past year, 15 schools participated in this program.
Joan Andrews
Cohanzie Elementary School
Waterford, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Andrews helped organize and supervise The Friendship Garden Project at Cohanzie Elementary School which involves an integrated hands-on science unit on plant life and the life cycle of a butterfly. The project helped develop a partnership to strengthen connections between communities. The students planted and cared for gardens at school. They also grow plants in grow labs and have an annual plant sale. They are raising butterflies and have planted butterfly bushes hoping to attract butterflies.
Lori Bartnicki
Middletown, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Bartnicki directed the "Storm Drain Brigade" for the Town of Glastonbury. This initiative helps prevent pollution by stenciling a "No Dumping" message on all of the storm drains in Glastonbury.
Skip Birbarie
Branford, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs; and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Birbarie is a member of the Connecticut Marine Trades Environmental Committee. He has actively promoted environmental awareness through participation in environmental seminars and by helping to organize a Clean Marina Program in conjunction with the DEP/EPA. He also serves on the Board of the Branford Land Trust and is active in the preservation of open space and related natural resources.
Michael J. Bisi
Superintendent of Sanitation
Town of Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Bisi was instrumental in organizing a "Storm Drain Brigade" for the Town of Glastonbury. This initiative helps prevent pollution by stenciling a "No Dumping" message on all of the storm drains in Glastonbury.
Richard Boucher
Fairfield, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs Mr. Boucher designed and implemented a pro-active hunter/education program called Hunt Smart with Connecticut Waterfowler's Association. The program, which reaches thousands of Connecticut Sportsmen, encourages hunter safety, courtesy and good will among the non-hunting public.
Kasha Breau
Glastonbury, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Breau is a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator who donates hours and expenses to help hundreds of injured and orphaned wild animals each year. Sometimes she uses her knowledge in teaching at Connecticut Audubon. She shares her knowledge with interns whom she trains to become licensed rehabilitators.
Aaron W. Budnick
South Windsor, CT
Improving public access to shore/waterfront/private lands/streams through voluntary projects; promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats; and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Budnick led a group of Scouts and Leaders from Troop 880 on a project, involving over 125 volunteer man-hours, enhancing a piece of conserved open space belonging to the Town of South Windsor. This entailed field identifying potential locations for tree information signs, construction and installation of posts/signs, trail clearing, and "bat pruning" lower dead branches in a white pine stand.
Suzanne Burley
South Kent, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs Ms. Burley coordinated and developed instructional programs aimed at creating environmental awareness for students in the primary schools of Roxbury, Bridgewater and Washington. She coordinates nature hikes for grades K-5, including the transportation and staffing of the walks, and integrates the subject of the walk into the classroom curriculum.
Terence Chambers
Killingly, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Chambers created the "Five Mile River Protection Overlay District" - a zoning district that was designed to conserve natural resources by establishing standards and requirements to: prevent any alterations to the natural flow of the river in order to maintain its ecological, recreational, aesthetic and other qualities; prevent any alterations to the natural flow of the river; prevent water pollution caused by erosion, sedimentation, nutrient or pesticide run-off, and waste disposal facilities; encourage retention and enhancement of shore vegetative cover to conserve the ecological, water supply and flood storage functions of the river's flood plain and related groundwater table and aquifer recharge areas; and to protect life, public safety and property from flooding hazards.
Beverly Christina
Killingly, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Christina created the "Five Mile River Protection Overlay District" - a zoning district that was designed to conserve natural resources by establishing standards and requirements to: prevent any alterations to the natural flow of the river in order to maintain its ecological, recreational, aesthetic and other qualities; prevent any alterations to the natural flow of the river; prevent water pollution caused by erosion, sedimentation, nutrient or pesticide run-off, and waste disposal facilities; encourage retention and enhancement of shore vegetative cover to conserve the ecological, water supply and flood storage functions of the river's flood plain and related groundwater table and aquifer recharge areas; and to protect life, public safety and property from flooding hazards.
Mike Christina
Killingly, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Christina created the "Five Mile River Protection Overlay District" - a zoning district that was designed to conserve natural resources by establishing standards and requirements to: prevent any alterations to the natural flow of the river in order to maintain its ecological, recreational, aesthetic and other qualities; prevent any alterations to the natural flow of the river; prevent water pollution caused by erosion, sedimentation, nutrient or pesticide run-off, and waste disposal facilities; encourage retention and enhancement of shore vegetative cover to conserve the ecological, water supply and flood storage functions of the river's flood plain and related groundwater table and aquifer recharge areas; and to protect life, public safety and property from flooding hazards.
Wendie DiCorcia
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Ms. DiCorcia was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Holly Dignoti-Rice
Volunteer Coordinator
United Earth Fund
Glastonbury, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day; implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property; voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs; and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Dignoti-Rice is a volunteer recruitment coordinator working above and beyond her normal duties at The United Earth Fund on many clean up projects, including the "Source to Sea" clean up in the Glastonbury and Cromwell areas of the Connecticut River. She has also coordinated and educated many schools in "The Storm Drain Brigade", an initiative that helps prevent pollution by stenciling a "No Dumping" message on all of the storm drains within a mile of the school. The students create artwork and messages through a contest and selected entries are stenciled onto the storm drains. A similar project is being performed throughout the entire Town of Glastonbury through her willingness to organize the volunteer efforts.
Robert Dudek
East Haven, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Dudek is a Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Chief Instructor and he coordinated a dinner for physically challenged sports persons of Connecticut held on 6/2/01.
Professor Hebe Guardiola-Diaz
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Professor Guardiola-Diaz was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Jack Hale
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Mr. Hale was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Anne G. Johnson
Farmington, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year and sponsoring a river, beach or neighborhood clean up day Ms. Johnson has been cleaning up litter and painting over graffiti on South Road in Farmington with a neighborhood group of children and adults. These activities are ongoing.
Bruce Kindseth
Enfield, CT
Improving public access to shore/waterfront/private lands/streams through voluntary projects and implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property Mr. Kindseth constructed and installed a fish ladder on one of the drain outlets at Long Meadow Swamp in North Enfield, to encourage the return of blueback herring and American alewife to a spawning ground. Limited numbers of herring arrived and spawning did take place.
Joseph King
Naugatuck, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year; voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs; and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. King has volunteered hundreds of hours towards creating and adopting several flower gardens and border plantings along the Farmington Canal Greenway. He also provides a great service educating the public about the greenway. He is a trained volunteer instructor at the Lock 12 Historic Park and Museum in Cheshire and has provided guided tours to school groups, scouts and summer campers. He also maintains the museum and historical collection and trains new tour guides. He helped coordinate and supervise an Eagle Scout project that involved reputtying every single window pane (total of 168) at the museum. He is responsible for stocking the brochure kiosks and displays along the greenway and helps coordinate events with related organizations. He creates flyers for local park happenings and created a large archive of greenway articles and events. He is an inspiration to all who enjoy the greenway and is an outstanding example of a private citizen making a noticeable impact on improving our environment.
Ann Leao
Cohanzie Elementary School
Waterford, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Leao helped organize and supervise The Friendship Garden Project at Cohanzie Elementary School which involves an integrated hands-on science unit on plant life and the life cycle of a butterfly. The project helped develop a partnership to strengthen connections between communities. The students planted and cared for gardens at school. They also grow plants in grow labs and have an annual plant sale. They are raising butterflies and have planted butterfly bushes hoping to attract butterflies.
Reverend Cornell Lewis
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Rev. Lewis was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Michael Makarewicz
Old Greenwich, CT
Promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Makarewicz conducted field studies of flora and fauna at Greenwich Point Park. He is also involved with annual state horseshoe crab population counts.
John McQuire
Winthrop Elementary School
New London, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. McQuire helped organize and supervise The Friendship Garden Project at Winthrop Elementary School which involves an integrated hands-on science unit on plant life and the life cycle of a butterfly. The project helped develop a partnership to strengthen connections between communities. The students planted and cared for gardens at school. They also grow plants in grow labs and have an annual plant sale. They are raising butterflies and have planted butterfly bushes and hoping to attract butterflies.
John Morris
Goshen, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Mr. Morris adopted John Minetto State Park picking up trash and continuing to keep the park clean.
Georgiana Nedelcu
Orange, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Nedelcu has enhanced and diversified vegetation along the edge of the Indian River. She planted sweet pepper bush, bayberry and high bush blueberry, 5 cat tail plants, 50 white pines, rhododendron, a hickory and various berry bushes for wildlife cover and installed a frog pond. She has volunteered time on Connecticut Amphibian Monitoring Project. As well as volunteering every other Saturday to monitor and count the number of birds at the feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center. She has distributed backyard habitat brochures and taken various courses to prepare her for future volunteer projects.
Diane Oefinger
Mystic, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Oefinger helped organize and supervise The Friendship Garden Project at Cohanzie Elementary School which involves an integrated hands-on science unit on plant life and the life cycle of a butterfly. The project helped develop a partnership to strengthen connections between communities. The students planted and cared for gardens at school. They also grow plants in grow labs and have an annual plant sale. They are raising butterflies and have planted butterfly bushes hoping to attract butterflies.
Dan Pennington
Town Engineer
Town of Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Pennington was instrumental in organizing a "Storm Drain Brigade" for the Town of Glastonbury, an initiative that communicates a "no dumping" message stenciled onto all of the storm drains in Glastonbury.
Bea Powell
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Ms. Powell was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Gary P. Sharpe, P. E.
Old Saybrook, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Sharpe is dedicated to improving environmental awareness by donating substantial time to assist the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) in conducting 2 "Fuel Dock Safety" seminars, and helping to organize and implement 2 "Spill Drill" seminars conducted by the CMTA, simulating an oil spill and providing hands on instructions. He has donated time and skills in assisting DEP/EPA with the development of a "Clean Marina Program" through his involvement in the steering committee. He is an advocate for Long Island Sound dredging issues and, through his involvement in DEP permitting for docks, dredging and coastal site plan consideration, has advised the public of their role in preserving the environment and in addressing issues of navigation and the use of public trust lands.
Bob Shirshac
Engineering Department
Town of Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
Implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Shirshac was instrumental in organizing a "Storm Drain Brigade" for the Town of Glastonbury, an initiative that communicates a "no dumping" message stenciled onto all of the storm drains in Glastonbury.
Lisa Shufro
Westport, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Lisa is the Westport League of Women Voters composting maven. She goes to every 2nd grade to show how composting can reduce yard waste and also encourages students to package their lunches with reusable products.
Patricia C. Sobolewski
Waterford, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Sobolewski writes and publishes the quarterly edition of EOLIAN, the 6-to-8-page newsletter for Friends of Harkness, encouraging volunteerism and funding for the nonprofit's restoration projects.
Jeanne Webb Chavez
Brownfields Program
City of Hartford
Hartford, CT
Adopting a vacant lot, park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year Ms. Webb of The City of Hartford Brownfields Program was one of the Chestnut Street Project Coalition partners in the City Brownfield Program that helped clean up lead contaminated soil through a series of projects over the last 5 years on a 1.8 acre vacant lot formerly used for illegal dumping. The area has been fenced, native shrubbery has been planted, and paths and community gardens have been created, resulting in new green space in this north end Hartford residential neighborhood.
Allison Steinmetz
Woodbridge, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Steinmetz created the "No Butts About It" campaign about six years ago. She has performed beach and street clean-ups where the butts were more prevalent and unnecessary form of litter and then expanded to include trails, parks, forests, towns and business. Every week she spends 5-10 hours on the campaign. The campaign is now called "The Earth is Not Your Ashtray" No Butts About it, Keep Our Earth Clean". In 2000 she created a website that offers posters and disposable ashtrays. The site has had over 10,000 visitors, including 40 states, India, Canada, Guam and Australia.
Amy Steinmetz
Woodbridge, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Steinmetz created the "No Butts About It" campaign about six years ago. She has performed beach and street clean-ups where the butts were more prevalent and unnecessary form of litter and then expanded to include trails, parks, forests, towns and business. Every week she spends 5-10 hours on the campaign. The campaign is now called "The Earth is Not Your Ashtray" No Butts About it, Keep Our Earth Clean". In 2000 she created a website that offers posters and disposable ashtrays. The site has had over 10,000 visitors, including 40 states, India, Canada, Guam and Australia.
David Steinmetz
Woodbridge, CT
Donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Steinmetz created the "No Butts About It" campaign about six years ago. He has performed beach and street clean-ups where the butts were more prevalent and unnecessary form of litter and then expanded to include trails, parks, forests, towns and business. Every week he spends 5-10 hours on the campaign. The campaign is now called "The Earth is Not Your Ashtray" No Butts About it, Keep Our Earth Clean". In 2000 he created a website that offers posters and disposable ashtrays. The site has had over 10,000 visitors, including 40 states, India, Canada, Guam and Australia.
Nancy E. Titchen
Goodwin Elementary School
Storrs, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Ms. Titchen volunteers after school and on weekends to teach environmental education for grades K-4. She also initiated the composting of school lunches; supervises the tending of the new school green house and school garden and does upkeep of the nature trail.
Stephen Tagliatela
Old Saybrook, CT
Voluntarily contributing significant time or resources to environmental instructional programs and donating significant time or resources to assist with environmental projects Mr. Tagliatela is a member of the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA). In this capacity, he helped organize and implement and participated in 2 "Fuel Dock Safety" seminars conducted by CMTA. These seminars simulated oil spills that provided hands-on instruction of what to do, who to contact and how the spill should be handled. He volunteered his time and skills in assisting DEP/EPA with the development of a "Clean Marina Program" and by his serving on a planning committee. He has also been a member for the last several years of the Long Island Sound Citizens Advisory Council, designed to improve the water quality of the Sound and its tributaries.

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Content Updated on December 19, 2006