Centre faculty member accepts award for environmental organization
RELEASED: June 8, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) recognized the Clark's Run Environmental and Education Corporation (CREEC) for their contributions to the environment in an Earth Day ceremony at McConnell Springs in Lexington, Ky. The award was accepted by Rose-Marie Roessler, instructor of biology and lab coordinator at Centre.
CREEC was formed in 2005 by a group of dedicated individuals from Boyle County with three goals: improving water quality within the impaired Clark's Run stream basin; providing water-quality-enhancement education to local residents and students; and extending an existing creekside recreational trail. Centre students and faculty alike have made major contributions over the years to these goals through volunteerism, class projects, and faculty/student research. (To learn more, go to www.centre.edu/web/news/2003/bug03.html or
"Groups and individuals, children as well as adults, are being recognized for doing their part to help protect the environment we all enjoy," said LaJuana S. Wilchesr, secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. "All Kentuckians should follow their example as stewards of our fragile environment. I congratulate and encourage them to continue in their efforts."
CREEC and nine other individuals/groups were recognized by the EQC for a variety of programs and initiatives. Currently the group is involved in—
The Clark's Run Environmental and Educational Corporation has proved to be a potent resource for the protection and enhancement of the local watershed.Centre offers many opportunities for volunteerism and for students to do collaborative research with faculty members during the academic year and summer. A number of students are doing collaborative research this summer.
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