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  • 2008 California Stormwater Quality Association's Outstanding Stormwater Research Project Award

    The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) awarded the Sustainable Conservation-led Brake Pad Partnership the prestigious 2008 Outstanding Stormwater Research Project Award. The award recognizes the Partnership's exemplary leadership and contribution to the field of stormwater quality management and is a tremendous honor to all of the Partnership's stakeholders.

  • 2007 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

    Ashley Boren, Sustainable Conservation Executive Director, was honored with a prestigious 2007 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The award recognizes Ashley's innovative, collaborative approach to solving critical environmental problems facing California and beyond. A generous $125,000 cash prize and increased visibility - evidenced by a flurry of print, television and radio appearances - helped raise awareness of Sustainable Conservation's efforts to enhance clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems. More...

  • 2004 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award—Watershed & Ecosystem Restoration

    Sustainable Conservation received the 2004 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the State of California's highest environmental honor. Under the Watershed and Ecosystem Restoration category, Sustainable Conservation received this award for our Partners in Restoration (PIR) Program in a highly competitive process. PIR was recognized by this award for the program's effective strategy to restore, enhance, and improve California's watersheds, while promoting sustainable economic progress. Sustainable Conservation developed PIR working with our valued partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and local Resource Conservation Districts.

  • 2004 U.S. EPA Region 9—Outstanding Achievement Award

    Sustainable Conservation received U.S. EPA Region 9's 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award that acknowledges commitment and significant contributions to the environment in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and tribal lands. Thirty six groups and individuals were selected from over 150 nominees received this year from businesses, media, local, state and federal government officials, tribes, environmental organizations and citizen activists. Sustainable Conservation was recognized for the work of its Dairies Project and the Auto Recycling Project, as they help improve the environmental performance for their respective industries. Our work has resulted in numerous landowners and businesses becoming voluntary conservationists.

  • 2003 California Council Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB)—Edmund G. 'Pat' Brown Award

    The California Council Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) awarded Sustainable Conservation the 2003 Edmund G. 'Pat' Brown Award that recognizes an individual or organization whose activities exemplify the principles of environmental and economic balance. CCEEB is a coalition of California business, labor and public leaders who work together to advance collaborative strategies for a sound economy and a healthy environment. The award honored Sustainable Conservation's mission and success in representing the interests of both industry and the environment.

  • 1999 Friends of the San Francisco Estuary—Outstanding Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) Implementation Project

    Sustainable Conservation's Brake Pad Partnership received the 1999 Friends of the San Francisco Estuary award for an Outstanding Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) Implementation Project. In addressing the potential role of copper from automobile brake pads in bay water quality through a collaborative stakeholder process, the Brake Pad Partnership is an integral part of the implementation of the CCMP for San Francisco Bay.