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V.I. RC&D Selected for 2008 Environmental Quality Award

Congratulations V.I. RC&D Council Members!

The Virgin Islands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (V.I. RC&D) has received a 2008 U.S. EPA Environmental Quality Award! The Council was recognized in the category of Non-Profit Organization, Environmental or Community Group.

The Environmental Quality Award is the highest recognition presented to the public by the U.S. EPA Region 2 office. This award recognizes individuals & organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality in Region 2. To be selected, nominees must have:

  • Significantly contributed to improving environmental quality in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands during the prior year.
  • Demonstrated a high achievement level in the award category.
  • Created unique or location-specific benefits, produced results that are sustainable or reproducible, or increased public involvement in environmental action.

EPA held the awards ceremony on Friday, April 25th, at 1:00 p.m. at the EPA Offices at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, New York City, to honor this year's Award recipients. In the photo above, V.I. RC&D President, Marcia Taylor, and Vice President, Diane Capehart, accept the 2008 Environmental Quality Award at the April 25 awards ceremony in NY. Presenting the award is Alan Steinberg, Regional Administrator of Region 2 (left) and James Walsh, NY Congressman (right). Again, congratulations & thank you to all past and present V.I. RC&D Council members for all your years of hard work that have helped the Council to garner this prestigious award!  For more information, please contact V.I. RC&D at or visit