In recognition of its leadership in nutrient management, BARC has been recognized by Businesses for the Bay for Outstanding Achievement for Nutrient Reduction, Federal Government in 2006.
Businesses for the Bay, a voluntary pollution prevention program of the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program, has approximately 728 members and partners—businesses, industries, government facilities, and other organizations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Its mission is to build support for pollution prevention among all organizations in the watershed.
BARC has been a member since 2001, represented by Mr. Dave Prevar, Area Safety and Health Manager, and Mr. Tom Franklin, Environmental Protection Specialist. Each year, Businesses for the Bay recognizes outstanding participants in a number of categories with Environmental Excellence Awards. BARC’s nomination reflects the successful collective efforts of Research Support Services (Mr. Keith Hummel, Mr. Dan Shirley, and staff); the the positive impact on the Bay from BARC's research and participation in Bay-related committees and other activities; and the commitment of BARC management. Nutrient reduction is one aspect of BARC's Environmental Management System.
2006 Environmental Excellence Award
Outstanding Achievement for Nutrient Reduction - Federal Goverment