JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
June 20, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH RECEIVES 2022 ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
MUNICIPALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN POLLUTION PREVENTION
JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs has received the 2022 Environmental Leadership Program Municipality Achievement Award in Pollution Prevention from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ).
The LDEQ recognized the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs’ achievement in educating local owners and operators of industrial and high-risk facilities about how to reduce storm water pollution and comply with environmental regulations through its Environmental Stewardship Program. Through the program, the department established an identification criteria and scoring process to select recipients of the Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize industries and businesses in Jefferson Parish that demonstrate environmentally friendly storm water practices and lead the community by example.
“Jefferson Parish continues to launch storm water outreach programs to educate the public and businesses about what they can do to prevent pollution and keep our local waterways clean,” said Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs Storm Water Management Supervisor Sami Khalil. “We are proud of these award-winning programs, which use a variety of different outreach efforts to increase public awareness of the environmental consequences related to specific activities that contribute to storm water pollution.”
The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) was established in 1995 as a voluntary cooperative effort between the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and various Louisiana industries to promote pollution prevention and other efforts, in the pursuit of environmental excellence and leadership. At the awards ceremony, held June 9, 2022 in Baton Rouge, members of the ELP were commended for their voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental outreach initiatives, environmental ordinances and enforcement and environmental management systems that went above and beyond regulatory compliance to improve the environment. CLICK HERE to view photos from the ceremony.
For more information about Jefferson Parish’s Environmental Stewardship Program, contact the Department of Environmental Affairs at 504-731-4612.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.jeffparish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO