The Mayor and Council honored community members, the city’s nature center and a former city employee on May 23 with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability.
Monica Berger received the Carl Henn Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship in recognition of her community leadership to remove invasive plants and restore native plant habitat at Dawson Park.
The City of Rockville’s Croydon Creek Nature Center received the Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Education and Academic Achievement for fostering nature appreciation through innovative programs, habitat exploration, social media and volunteer events.
William “Bill” Nickel received the Carl Henn Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship in recognition of his service beautifying Cambridge Walk II through environmental landscaping projects.
Dianne Fasolina received the Carl Henn Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship for her service to Rockville’s parks as a champion of volunteer environmental stewardship efforts. Fasolina retired from the city in December after 21 years of service, most recently as a parks maintenance manager.
Find more information and video of the awards presentation, with the May 23 Mayor and Council meeting listing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.
Do you know someone deserving of recognition for their environmental efforts? Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/environment/awards for award categories and guidelines, nomination forms and eligibility.