Michigan communities large and small are leading the way in natural resource conservation. The Village of Paw Paw proved that yet again this week by winning the National Rural Water Association's award for "Exemplary Efforts in Environmental Protection". The award was presented at the National Rural Water Association’s Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on September 27, 2010 in New Orleans. Paw Paw already won the same award from the Michigan chapter earlier this year.
Village Manager Larry Nielsen said "We are proud to receive this award. The recognition for our efforts at protecting our ground water supply and educating people about where their water comes from is greatly appreciated."
Congratulations to Paw Paw and all the members of the community who contribute to its water conservation programs. For more information on how Michigan communities can lead the way on environmental initiatives, visit the the Green Communities Challenge.
Luke Forrest is Program Coordinator for the Center for 21st Century Communities. Contact him at 734-669-6323.