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Brief: Martin To Receive Potomac Champion Award

Mount Vernon resident Elizabeth Martin will be recognized for her work as a dedicated environmental steward and a champion for litter prevention in her community by the Alice Ferguson Foundation at its 7th Annual Trash Summit.

For her work, Martin, along with three others who have also worked toward a trash-free Potomac Watershed, will be presented with Potomac Champion Awards on Nov. 7. The Trash Summit is a forum where elected officials, government agencies, NGOs, businesses, and concerned citizens gather to discuss regional policies and efforts to reduce litter and waste in the Potomac Watershed. Every year AFF celebrates leaders, organizations, and residents who make an extra effort to help mitigate litter in the watershed by presenting the Potomac Champion Awards.

Through coordinating community cleanups, Martin has engaged her community and raised awareness, building local stewardship efforts surrounding the litter problem.

Other recipients of this year’s award are Clint Hogbin, of Berkley County, W.Va., for his integral part in improving West Virginia’s solid waste collection, transportation, processing, and recycling; REI for helping to build a movement of engaged stewards; and Forest Heights Elementary School, of Prince George’s County, Md., for their work as a Trash Free School.

Learn more at www.fergusonfoundation.org