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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors honored the winners of the 2009 Loudoun County Environmental Preservation Awards on December 1, 2009.

The Department of Building & Development launched the award program last year to recognize local building and development projects and companies that have achieved the highest standards of performance for the preservation of the county’s natural resources through erosion and sediment control.

The winners of the 2009 Loudoun County Environmental Preservation Awards were:

  • John Evans and Joe Siekierski, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, and Chris Cowles of The Care of Trees Company (For tree preservation at the CFC-Corporate Headquarters Campus, Cooperative Way)

  • Niki Athanas and Will Pitts, Toll Brothers, Inc. (Loudoun Valley Estates III, Section 2)

  • Ed Barish and Larry Payne, Miller and Smith  (Brambleton, Section 15)

  • Garrett Erdle and Amanda DiPietro, Carbon Landmark Construction, and John Hull, S.W. Rogers, Inc. (Moorefield Station, Section 2)

  • Mike Burton, Site Management Group, Inc., (Brambleton Section 18 and Pond 7)

The award to Mike Burton, who died earlier in the year, was accepted by his widow, Jane.

“ Mike’s knowledge and experience cannot be replaced but his efforts have left an indelible mark on the preservation of the county’s resources,” said Kevin Haile, Loudoun County’s Erosion and Sediment Control Program Manager.

In addition, John Zuiker of the Department of Building & Development was recognized as the Erosion and Sediment Control Engineer of the Year.

Environmental Preservation Award recipients must have met and exceeded all of the requirements of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, the Loudoun County Facilities Standards Manual and Chapter 1220 of the Codified Ordinances.

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