The Town of Dryden and three of its residents will be recognized for their work in sustainability by the New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (NYSACC) with three awards during their annual conference dinner at Stewart Park on September 21st.
Awards to be presented include: Kate Lee and Mckenna Crocker, who are youth participants and voting members of Dryden’s Climate Smart Task Force, with the Joy Squires Student Recognition Award.
Dryden will be awarded The Environmental Project Award for the collaboration between the town’s Climate Smart Task Force and the Dryden High Schools’ Sustainability Club.
The final award, Margery Sachs Environmental Leadership Award, will be given to Bob Beck, Chair of the Rail Trail Task Force, and former Conservation Board chair.
“Dryden’s Climate Smart/Clean Energy Task Force has been in place for five years, working to make town-owned infrastructure and the local community more energy efficient and resilient. Through task force work, Dryden has achieved bronze certification in the Climate Smart Communities program and earned number the number two rank in NYSERDA’s eight-county Southern Tier Clean Energy Communities region.” The Town of Dryden said in a release.