|Businesses for the Bay|
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.