California Bountiful Article
Now this has been on our Facebook page since its release but for those of you who don’t see us there here is an excellent article done on the Meyers Project by California Bountiful!
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Article
This is one of the best articles I’ve seen written about us, our deepest appreciation to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation!
2007 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)
This award is a few years behind us now but it remains one we are very proud to have received.
Governor Names Meyers Water Bank and Wildlife Project Winner of 2007 Top Environmental Leadership Award
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Schwarzenegger announced that Meyers Farms has won the 2007 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for its Water Bank and Wildlife Project. GEELA is the California’s highest and most prestigious environmental honor. The award program recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership for voluntary achievements in conserving California’s resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, and building public-private partnerships.
“This honor recognizes the Meyers commitment to developing socially responsible and environmentally friendly practices that promote environmental protection and economic growth,” said Jason Dean. “Meyers Farms has an obligation to our families and community to protect our natural resources and environment for generations to come.”
Through preservation and conservation, the Meyers Water Bank & Wildlife Project has a unique approach to sustainable agricultural practices. The project’s three goals include storage of groundwater to provide a sustainable water supply for agricultural purposes, the restoration of habitat throughout the project area for use by wildlife, and education outreach to students in the community.
Award recipients are chosen in eight different categories based on their strength in eight specific areas including results, transferability, environmental impact, resource conservation, economic progress, innovation and uniqueness, pollution prevention, and environmental justice. The Meyers Water Bank and Wildlife Project won the award for Ecosystem and Watershed Stewardship.
The Meyers Water Bank and Wildlife Project is one of only 18 other recipients that will accept awards at tonight’s ceremony in Sacramento.
The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards program was established in 1993. The award program is administered by the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Resources Agency in collaboration with the State and Consumer Services Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.
Go to http://www.meyersproject.org for more information about The Meyers Water Bank and Wildlife Project. For more information on GEELA and this year’s award recipients, visit the Cal/EPA Web site: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Awards/GEELA/.