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2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners

The Larimer County Board of Commissioners awarded four with the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

  1. Clean Air Lawn Care, for their strong commitment to protect air quality. Clean Air Lawn Care was started in Fort Collins by Kelly Giard in 2006, and has since grown to include 27 locations. Clean Air Lawn Care is a lawn maintenance business that uses clean electric and Biodiesel powered equipment.
  2. Jean Weaver, for her leadership and support of recycling. Ms. Weaver is known as the Queen of Recycling in the Estes Valley. Her efforts began in the early 1970’s with newspaper drives to support the Estes Park Chorale.
  3. K-Lynn Cameron, for her contributions to the conservation of open space and the addition of recreation opportunities in Larimer County and the State. As a citizen, K-Lynn was instrumental getting petitions signed to place four citizen sales tax initiatives on the ballot, and then worked tirelessly on the campaigns to get the sales taxes passed by voters to fund the Larimer County Open Lands Program and Fort Collins Natural Areas Program. She was the first manager of the Larimer County Open Lands Program and served for 13 years until her retirement in June.
  4. Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, for their long-term dedication to assist the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in managing and protecting wilderness and back-country areas. Poudre Wilderness Volunteers recruit and train citizen volunteers to serve as wilderness rangers and hosts for the purpose of educating the public and assisting with land preservation.

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