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Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District to present environmental achievement awards

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Jill Hollowell

ST. JAMES—The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) has recognized individuals and organizations through its public recognition program for 24 years. The purpose of the program is to recognize those who help the district meet its goal of a 40 percent reduction in waste going to landfills. This years, awards banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the MRPC offices, at 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, Mo.

Recipients to be honored at the Nov. 27annual meeting include:

  • The Route 66 Parrot Head Club, with members from across the region, for its work to keep the south side of Route 66 between Bourbon and Cuba clean,
  • Owensville Lions Club, Owensville, for its work to keep a one-and-a-half-mile stretch of Highway 28 clean,
  • Gary Gilliam, Potosi, for his work on building recycling programs and the wealth of recycling knowledge he brings to the district as a board member,
  • Prock Operations, St. James, for its efforts on incorporating recycled and renewable materials into its manufacturing process, and
  • St. George School in Hermann for its efforts in recycling in the school and parishand education of its student via the Ozark Rivers Earth Day Art Contest.

The awards banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the MRPC offices, located at 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, Mo.

The Ozark Rivers District includes Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities with populations of 500 or more. The district’s strategy for solid waste reduction, which has been individually adopted by all member governments and approved by Missouri Department of Natural Resources involves education and increased recycling and waste reduction efforts in member counties and cities. MRPC provides administration of the district and assists with a variety of implementation projects.

For more information about ORSWMD or waste reduction and recycling opportunities in the district, contact Tammy Snodgrass, MRPC environmental programs manager, at 573-265-2993 or by email at tsnodgrass@meramecregion.org. Also, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ORSWMD and on the web at www.ozarkrivers.org. MRPC provides the day-to-day administration for Ozark Rivers.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. Marvin Wright serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 23 offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.

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