City board to award three recipients for Environmental Stewardship Award

By  Rachael Long

FROM: Brentwood Homepage

By RACHAEL LONG –

Three individuals have been chosen for the City of Brentwood’s Environmental Stewardship Awards. Recipients’ identities are still under wraps, but the awards will be given out at the city’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 6. 

Through the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB), the Environmental Stewardship Award is given each year to those in the community who go “above and beyond in their service to the environment,” Assistant City Manager Jay Evans said. 

Since its creation in 2016, the EAB has given out 15 awards to companies, nonprofits and individuals, Evans said. This year, three more will be awarded. 

Past recipients of the award include Tractor Supply, for their LEED-certified headquarters on Virginia Way, Tyler Shiflett for his Eagle Scout project, the Rotary Club of Brentwood for their Little Harpeth Clean-up, and the New Neighbors Garden Club for environmental education activities. 

Recipients are nominated for any project or program which serves to enhance the environment, protect or conserve natural resources, or promote volunteerism that serves environmental causes. 

“We’re excited to say that we had three very good nominations,” Evans said at the Monday City Commission meeting. “I won’t say further what the decision was, but if you join us at the library on April 6, you will find out who was selected tonight.”

The Annual Arbor Day Celebration will take place at 11 a.m. on April 6 at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library.

For more information on future eligibility or how to apply for the Environmental Stewardship Award, visit the city’s website or contact Evans at 615-371-0060.

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