Senator Ketron receives “Good Green Deeds” conservation award

October 2, 2009

Senator Ketron receives “Good Green Deeds”
conservation award

            (NASHVILLE, TN), October 2, 2009  – Local State Senator Bill Ketron has been honored with an award for his work to protect Tennessee’s environment.  The “Good Green Deeds Award” comes from the Tennessee Conservation Voters (TCV), a statewide environmental advocacy group.  The group held a press conference in Nashville on Friday.

TCV Board member Mary Helen Clark said Ketron was awarded the recognition for his work in protecting the environment from the harmful effects of a controversial mining practice called “mountain top removal.”

“I am very honored to receive this conservation award,” said Senator Ketron.  “Our state has some of the most diverse ecosystems in the nation and it should be incumbent upon us to protect these resources for those Tennesseans who will follow us in the years to come.””

The TCV is a statewide non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Tennessee’s environment and preservation of its natural resources.  The group has several environmentally-oriented member organizations like the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, the Tennessee Trails Association and the Scenic Tennessee Alliance.

Sen. Ketron receiving award from TCV
Executive Director Chris Ford

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