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Environmental Excellence Awards

The Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards nomination period. Our mission at DEP ​is to protect and enhance Kentucky's environment. In support of this mission, DEP is proud to recognize and encourage environmental excellence in the Commonwealth through its Environmental Excellence Awards program. We know that individuals, businesses and organizations are committed to protecting and improving Kentucky's environment, and through this program, we would like to recognize those efforts and activities.
In the following attachments, you will find information on how to make a nomination, determine who is eligible and the selection process. If you are an environmental steward or know someone who is, we encourage you to apply. 
Information and Nomination Forms:
Application Deadline:
All nominations must be received by COB June 30, 2016.
Application Content:
All applications must include the following:
  • A completed DEP Environmental Excellence Award nomination form
  • One letter of recommendation, not to exceed one page in length

In addition, an applicant may include supplemental material, such as an article, pictures, press release, etc. The total amount of supplemental information may not exceed three pages in length.


Application Submission:

Applications may be submitted in hard copy throught the mail or electronically by email.

All electronic submissions must be sent to and any attachments should be placed in PDF formats.

If you mail a hard copy application, please remove all staples and do not send nominations in a folder or binder. All mailed applications should be sent to the following address:


Division of Compliance Assistance

Attn: Award Nominations

300 Fair Oaks Lane

Frankfort, KY 40601 


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