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Senator Robert Venables receives Legislative Award
from Delaware Association of Conservation Districts
DOVER (Feb. 17, 2012) – The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts recently presented Sen. Robert Venables, D-Laurel, with its annual Legislative Award, which is given to a legislator for outstanding service, loyalty and devotion to conservation efforts in Delaware.
Venables has been a member of the Senate since 1988 and currently serves as co-chairman of the Joint Bond Bill Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senate Energy and Transit Committee, and Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Control Committee.
Venables has been an active supporter of conservation districts. As a member of the 135th General Assembly, he was one of the sponsors of legislation creating the state’s sediment and stormwater law. He also served on Governor Ruth Ann Minner’s Surface Water Management Task Force. More recently, Venables attended the Sussex Conservation District's Legislative Drainage Meeting held in February 2010. He has provided funding for many drainage projects and supported getting drainage projects completed in a timely manner. Venables is also a strong supporter of Delaware’s Dam Safety Program.
“I was especially honored to present Sen. Venables with the DACD Legislative Award on behalf of our Association,” DACD President Wendy O. Baker said. “Through his actions, Sen. Venables demonstrates his commitment to the environment and to the conservation districts and the work that we do.”
Ongoing commitment and support of legislators such as Venables affords Delaware’s three conservation districts the opportunity to continue their efforts in conjunction with their partners and landowners to conserve Delaware’s precious natural resources.
Past recipients of the DACD Legislative Award include Senators David McBride, Thurman Adams Jr., Nancy Cook and Gary Simpson, and Representatives Bobby Quillen (deceased), George Carey, Robert Gilligan and Pam Thornburg-Bakerian.
The DACD is a statewide organization for the supervisors of the State’s three conservation districts. DACD is a voluntary, non-profit alliance which provides a forum for discussion and coordination among the state’s Conservation Districts as they work to ensure the wise use and treatment of our natural resources.
For more information about the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts, please call 302-739-9921.
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