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SC DHEC Awards Friends of Hunting Island 2010 Earth Day Award!

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) awarded its 2010 Earth Day-Make Every Day Earth Day Award to the Friends of Hunting Island for our Anti-Litter events and companion environmental education and stewardship programs during 2009.

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Commissioner C. Earl Hunter presented the award at the April 14th ceremony at DHEC’s headquarters in Columbia to FOHI representatives including former litter control Board member, Karen Whitehead, who was instrumental in implementing our many anti-litter programs, present litter control Board member, Vicki Anne Nestor, FOHI President, Bonnie Wright, and Hunting Island State Park ranger, Ben Holmes.

Other FOHI environmental stewardship programs which were recognized by the Earth Day Awards Committee included the monofilament recycle program, "Doggi-pot" dispenser bags for park visitors with pets, and the educational outreach of environmental awareness through our booth at annual community Earth Day celebrations.

The judges also evaluated applicants on how they embodied the spirit of Earth Day every day. On a day-to-day basis, our 700+ family, all-volunteer organization walks the walk and talks the talk of environmental stewardship either directly, through our activities at the park or indirectly through our community outreach programs and our in-kind and direct monetary contributions to the park’s projects. During 2009 FOHI hit a new record of 12,130 hours dedicated to helping park management and staff enrich the park experience of over 1.2 million visitors annually.

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