The Rathbun Land and Water Alliance receives special honors

The Rathbun Land and Water Alliance received two awards at the Governorâ??s Environmental Excellence Award ceremony held Tuesday, July 15, at the Wallace Building in Des Moines â?? the Water Quality Special Project Award and the Environmental Education Special Project Award.

Rathbun Land and Water Alliance President John Glenn and Vice-President, Kim Francisco represented the organization in accepting the awards.

The awards are coordinated by the Governor's Office, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center.

â??The innovations that have been made by the award recipients to benefit Iowaâ??s citizens both economically and environmentally are to be commended. They showcase the commitment being made to make Iowa a better state now and into the future,â?? said Gov. Branstad in presenting the awards.