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17th Annual Portage County

Environmental Conservation Awards Dinner

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 5:30-9:00 p.m.

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This event was a fundraiser for the Portage Park District Foundation, which provides funding for park maintenance, improvements and programs. Please consider contributing to The Portage Park District Foundation.

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Steering Committee: Karen Wise, Chair, Beth Buchanan, Deb Butler, Stevie and Jay Byrne, Christine Craycroft, Tracey Knierim, Scott McKinney, George Rose, Jane Preston Rose, Kurt Ruehr, Marilyn Sessions, Linda Seeman and Barbara Watson.

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2015 Environmental Conservation Awardees:

Green Building/Development: Emerald Environmental, Inc.

Environmental Education: Hiram College Treehouse Project

Environmental Activism:  Downtown Mantua Revitalization Committee

Green Business: Kelly Ferry, Farmer's Markets Manager

Lifetime Achievement: Ann Ward

Honor Roll for Land Conservation: Virginia Shaw, donor of Shaw Woods Park

See the Press Release Here             Donor List

Green Building/Development-Emerald Environmental Co-Owners Scott Hershberger & Brian Grimm

                     Environmental Education Awardees-Hiram College TREE House-Debbie Kasper, Sarah Mabey & Michael Benedict (also pictured-PPD Foundation Members Kurt Ruehr & Jane Rose

Environmental Activism Awardees-Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation                 Green Business Awardee-Kelly Ferry, pictured with Master of Ceremonies Kurt Ruehr 

Lifetime Achievement Awardee-Ann Ward                             2015 Honor Roll for Land Conservation Awardee-Virginia Shaw with Jane Rose

Portage Park District Executive Director Chris Craycroft giving the Awardees a Hand!

Virginia Goodell & Steve Zabor                      Vanessa & Kevin Nietert

Kathryn Craig, Bob Heath & Beth Buchanan           Harold Walker & Ted Voneida

Portage Park District Employee Lee Schaefer and daughter Hanna         Amy Alderman & Portage Park District Operations Manager Craig Alderman, Portage Park District Volunteer Joe Malmisur & Sue Malmisur

Brad & Lindsey Cromes          Don Wolff, Dennis Wolff & Sandra Pettry

Eric & Darci Seachrist