please find press release announcing Collinsville being named
as a finalist in the Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration
for Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. The Renovation of the Veterans Building
was nominated in the category for Municipality with population
of less than 40,000. We are very excited to be a finalist and
hope to be able to show off the Veterans Building to other communities
across Oklahoma! Thank you,
Named as EEC Finalist!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 14, 2017)- Oklahoma citizens
with a passion for their communities will converge at Keep Oklahoma
Beautifuls 27th Annual Environmental Excellence Celebration
on Sat., Nov. 18 at the Embassy Suites in Norman.
Every year, KOB recognizes Oklahomans doing their part to help
preserve the beauty and sustainability of this state. This year,
over 60 individuals, communities, businesses, municipalities,
state agencies and more from across the state will be recognized
for their work in the past year.
KOB hosts the Environmental Excellence Competition, where the
public nominates groups and individuals for their efforts to benefit
Oklahoma. The nominations are presented to a panel of guest judges
from the community, who determine finalists in various different
at Keep Oklahoma Beautiful we are about communities, not profit,
said Jeanette Nance, Executive Director of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.
When disconnected people come together as a community with
a cause, we change the face of our Oklahoma. I absolutely love
this event where we can honor so many deserving groups for the
good they do all across Oklahoma."
Finalists for the Environmental Excellence Competition showed
exceptional work in the following areas and more: education, conservation,
beautification, sustainability practices, nonprofit efforts, youth
leadership, litter prevention, and more.
Winners in the various award categories will be announced the
night of banquet. Finalists are listed below.
event is inspiring and heart-warming, said KOB Board President
Fenton Rood. It always increases my pride in the wonderful
people who help make this such a great state.
City of Collinsville was named as a finalist for a Municipality
with under 40,000 population for the work done on the renovated
Tickets for the event can be purchased online on the Keep Oklahoma
Beautiful website at www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com. The event
will begin with a reception and fundraiser at 5:00 p.m. Dinner
and awards will follow.
Join KOB in recognizing these outstanding Oklahomans!
Patty Daniel of Team Up to Clean Up
Suzy Meibergen of Keep Enid Beautiful
Patricia Hardy of Owasso Strong Neighborhood Initiative
Janice Sappington of Ardmore Beautification Council
AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
Okeene Historic Preservation Group
Keep Enid Beautiful
Ardmore Beautification CouncilK-12 EDUCATION - FINALISTS
Durant Intermediate School Green Team
Edmond Doyle Elementary School
Will Rogers Elementary School
Tushka High School
KOB YOUTH AWARD
Beyond the Classroom's Rhodes and Drue Molenda and Boston Carter
McAlester High School Student Council
Newkirk Junior Main Street
Okeene 4-H Club
Jacob Briggs with Canadian Co. Sheriffs Office
OK Dept. of Environmental Quality Criminal Investigations Unit
MUNICIPALITY < 40,000 POPULATION
City of Collinsville
Muskogee Municipal Authority
Owasso Strong Neighborhood Initiative
City of Comanche
MUNICIPALITY > 40,000 POPULATION
City of Midwest City
City of Norman Utilities Department
City of Norman Environmental Control Advisory Board
City of Tulsa Household Pollutant Collection Facility
Wagoner switch District Main St.
Ardmore Beautification Council
Pride in McAlester
Up With Trees
Community Market of Pottawatomie County
The Nature Conservancy
Ardmore Clean Team
- Blue River Fly Fishers
- Hennessey Girl Scouts Troop #739
- Lake McMurtry Friends
Twin Cities Revitalization Project(Participating groups include
Dolese Equipment, Pittsburg Co. District 1, Nimrod Construction,
Twin Cities Ready Mix, Harris Construction, Sherwin Williams and
Crow Creek Revitalization (Participating groups include City of
Tulsa, Tulsa Co. Conservation District, The M.e.t. and OK Conservation
Ignite McAlester Bicycle Refurbishing(Participating groups include
Ignite McAlester, City of McAlester, Boys and Girls Club of McAlester,
Pittsburg Co. Health Dept., Rotary Club of McAlester, McAlester
Masons, Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board).
Martin Park Nature Center Revitalization Project (Participating
groups include OK Forestry Services, OKC Beautiful, P&K Equipment,
Premier Trucking, OKC Community Foundation, WarrenCAT and OKC
Parks and Recreation).
Queen Bri's Honey Farm & Bee Removal
COLLEGIATE EFFORT - FINALISTS
University of Central Oklahoma
OPSU Upward Bound
OK Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
Grand River Dam Authority
Oklahoma Department of Transportation & Oklahoma Conservation