Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

The award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in conserving California's resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state's economy.

The award program is administered by the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Interested parties should submit an application by June 22. For more information contact Nilan Watmore at or Bryan Ehlers at

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