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Jackson Recognized for Efforts To Reduce Pollution

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The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Wyoming Pollution Prevention Program (WP3) recognizes the Town of Jackson and its supporting partners for their efforts in becoming an environmental stewardship leader.The Town of Jackson recently was recognized at the Platinum Level within the WP3 after achieving pollution reduction in numerous areas and sustainability efforts. According to a news release, these accomplishments include the 10×10 initiative which “committed to reducing electricity and fuel used in government operations by 2010”, the idle free program which has reduced the amount of CO2 and other harmful pollutants in the air, use of diesel-hybrid buses for public transportation, and the Karns Meadow Storm Water Treatment Wetland Project.

The Wetland project was a joint venture with DEQ, The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Trout Unlimited, Teton Conservation District, Jackson Hole One Fly, Jackson Hole Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, 1% For the Tetons, and the Jackson Hole Land Trust that improved Flat Creek water quality as well as the habitat for wildlife and local trout populations.

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