The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) today released its annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013. These numbers represent the estimated amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment conveyed to the Chesapeake Bay.
ReFoamIt wins Excellence in EPS Recycling Award
The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS‐IA) has awarded the annual Excellence in EPS Recycling Award to ReFoamIt, a company that organizes foam recycling collections. The award is presented to companies that display an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling.
JASON Learning, Recycling Companies and Schools Set Standard for Education Partnership
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) and JASON Learning announced a partnership between schools in Baltimore, MD and Kalamazoo, MI, and local recycling companies to create a replicable model for collaborations to teach the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects related to recycling in grades K-12.
Anderson's Neck Oyster Company announces that by March 9, 2014 the environmentally friendly small business will have filtered 20 billion gallons of water in the Chesapeake Bay through their oyster farm. You can view the progress towards this goal online at http://www.andersonsneck.com/conservation/.
Safeway Welcomed President Obama to Maryland Distribution Center for Announcement of New Trucking Standards
VERSAR, INC. Awarded $2.25 Million Contract for Municipal Stormwater Permit Support for Frederick County, Maryland
Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) announced that it has been awarded a contract with Frederick County, Maryland, to support the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit compliance. With a capacity of $2.25 million over three years, this award will allow Versar to continue to provide a wide range of stormwater and watershed services to Frederick County. Versar has conducted $4.5 millionin compliance support under six prior contracts with the county since 1999, including water quality and biological monitoring, illicit discharge investigations, industrial stormwater inspections, pollution prevention, and watershed restoration planning.