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TBEP Garners 'Three Future of the Region' Awards

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The Tampa Bay Estuary Program received three awards at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's 18th annual Future of the Region awards last Friday in Tampa, which recognize excellence in resource planning and management in the Tampa Bay region.
The Community Service award went to TBEP's Bay Mini-Grant program, which has provided more than $1.1 million to grassroots bay restoration and education projects through sales of the Tampa Bay Estuary specialty license tag.
In the Environment category, TBEP took first place for the Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Consortium, an alliance of 40 government and private industry representatives who have worked together to significantly reduce nitrogen pollution in Tampa Bay.
Finally, TBEP placed second in the Public Education category for its creative "Pooches for the Planet" regional education campaign to promote proper disposal of dog waste to protect water quality and human health.