Hill Receives NOAA Hero Environmental Award

Friday, May 02, 2003
Marvin O. Hill received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Hero Award Friday in Elkins, West Virginia. The award was presented by Alan Rezek, Meteorologist in Charge of the Charleston, West Virginia Weather Forecast Office during a ceremony at the Elkins' fire station. Held in conjunction with Earth Day celebrations, the award honors NOAA volunteers for their "tireless efforts to preserve and protect our nation's environment." Mr. Hill was honored for his work to improve the protection of life and property in and around Randolph County, West Virginia. He has installed river gauges to help in flooding situations, assisted FEMA in flood mitigation, established rain gauge reporting networks with volunteers, and many other activities that help improve public safety. "NOAA and the nation are fortunate to have such dedicated people volunteer so much of their time," said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "They set a perfect example for others to follow in their communities. America needs more environmental heroes like them." Established in 1995 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, the Environmental Hero award is presented to individuals and organizations that volunteer their time and energy to help NOAA carry out its mission. Previous recipients include oceanographers Jean-Michel Cousteau and Sylvia Earle, and actor Ted Danson, head of the American Oceans Campaign. "On behalf of the 12,500 men and women working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, I am pleased to present you with this 2003 Environmental Hero Award," Lautenbacher wrote in a letter to the recipients. "Your dedicated efforts and outstanding accomplishments greatly benefit the environment and make our nation a better place for all Americans." There are a total of 36 winners-35 individuals and one organization. Five awards are being presented posthumously. Recipients of the 2003 NOAA Environmental Heroes Award are: Recipient Location Phil Ruhle Rhode Island William A. McLellan Wilmington, N.C. Robert Macedo New Bedford, Mass. Loretta Lawrence Islamorada, Fla. Patrick Repman Midland, Texas Marvin O. Hill Beverly, West Virginia John Pulasky Billings, Mont. H. Don McFarland San Antonio, Texas Carl Ojala Ypsilanti, Mich. Francis H. Smith Falmouth, Mass. Morgan Angus and Tara Whittle Lothian, Md. Clyde Brown Moss Point, Miss. Capt. Krzysztof Romowicz, Capt. Adam Kedziora, Capt. Darek Grzybek, Capt. Marek Czapiewski, Mieczyslaw Miakinko, Robert Zuk, Januz Maslanka, Piotr Kaminski, Wlodzimierz Jarzynski, Andrzej Kalicki, Daniel Skrzypek, Konrad Socko, Marianna Pastuszak Gdynia, Poland Cathy P. McNeil Golden, Colo. Terry Onslow Girdwood, Alaska Ismael Figueroa Miaramar, Puerto Rico Thomas F. Kazo Sunrise, Fla. Milton C. Shedd (posthumous) Irvine, Calif. Jackie Ciano, Michael Newcomer, Emily Argo, Tom Hinds (posthumous) Fernandino Beach and Sarasota, Fla. Alabama Emergency Response Team (ALERT) Calera, Ala.
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