Hamilton County recognized for environmental outreach efforts

Hamilton County was awarded the 2015 Governor's Environmental Stewardship award for environmental education and outreach on Wednesday.

This award is one of 11 distributed by Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and honors the voluntary actions made by communities to protect the environment with projects or initiatives not required by law.

“Today's award winners have demonstrated a commitment to our environment that will pay dividends for current Tennessee residents and generations to come,” Haslam said in a written statement.

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