In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout Lower Merion Township and to highlight environmental achievements, the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) sponsored the 4th Annual “Go for the Green” awards to recognize residents, businesses, organizations and schools located in the Township or Narberth Borough or who conduct business in the Township or Narberth Borough.
Joseph M. Manko Lifetime Achievement Award - Mike Weilbacher
Presented to an individual or group who makes a long-term significant impact on environmental issues such as improvement, protection, and awareness of the environment. This award was named for former Lower Merion Township Board President and Ward 9 Commissioner Joseph M. Manko, Esq., whose environmental endeavors as both an attorney and a community leader have impacted the quality of life in Lower Merion now and for future generations.
Residential - Helen and Lee Peachey
Homeowners and tenants in the Township or Narberth Borough
Organization - Alec Williamson Bird Observation Area, Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Nonprofit entities or citizens’ groups in the Township or Narberth Borough
Educational - Pre-K Class at Temple Beth Hillel/ Beth-El
Schools and universities and affiliated student organizations or youth organizations in the Township or Narberth Borough
Commercial Site Greening - 308 E. Lancaster Avenue
A commercial property that has been enhanced through greening efforts such as the installation of trees, shrubs and other plant material, the reduction in impervious paving, or other improvement to the outdoor environment thereby improving the site ecologically and aesthetically.