Friday, May 25, 2012
Last week we were honored to receive the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, which was presented to us by Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). The award was in recognition of significant water quality improvements made in Rice Brook and the work we have done over the past several years. This work has resulted in the removal of Rice Brook from the agency's list of impaired streams.
Photo of Rice Brook stream at Sugarbush. Read more about our "Sweet Success" in this recent Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) Story.
ANR cited the work we have done with our consultant, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) and noted that we were the first Vermont ski area to have a stormwater impaired stream delisted.
This was a great team effort by a number of people at Sugarbush, in particular Jason Lisai and Margo Wade. Jeff Nelson of VHB guided the process that helped make this possible.
At Sugarbush we believe that we are only temporary custodians of a very special place. While we are in business to serve our clients and provide a financial return to our investors, we also understand our responsibility to maintain a sustainable and healthy environment for current and future generations and recognize that nothing is more important than clean water.
So what would you expect a former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch to do when he retires? Lay low in the islands? Nope. He moves north and works seven days a week right here at Sugarbush. Check out what he's been thinking.