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Each year, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) calls for nominations for environmental awards in a number of categories. The prestigious awards are presented at KOB's highly anticipated annual Environmental Excellence Celebration (EEC) in November. The best of the environmental best in Oklahoma are honored. 


Save the Date


National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Date & Time:

November 18, 2022

5:00 PM - Reception and Fundraiser

6:00 PM - Dinner Seating

6:30 PM - Awards Presentation

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Showcasing people with passion who provide hope in Oklahoma communities for a sustainable more beautiful future. #EEC32

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2022 Board Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement – Bret Scovill

Vanguard Award - Galvanic Energy

Gail Ederer - Champion Volunteer - Cynthia Brindley

Towering Spirit - Oklahoma Water Resources Board Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Environmental Advocate Award - Oklahoma Shirt Company - Justin Lawrence

Visionary Leadership - The Greenhouse at Tvshka Homma


Affiliate Champions - All are winners

Wanda Moore - City of Comanche

Laura Green - Cushing Pride

Jeb Jones - City of Eufaula

Laurel McCulloh - City of Ardmore

Melvin Priddy - City of McAlester

Mac Borgna - City of Owasso

Karen Chapman - Friends of Bishop Creek

Dana Hicks - Main Street Altus

Youth Achievement Awards

Jaxon Bell - Drumright, Oklahoma

Noah Few - McAlester, Oklahoma

CJ Smith & Valero Ardmore Refinery - Ardmore, Oklahoma

Reed Marcum - McAlester, Oklahoma

Girl Scout Troop 661 - Owasso, Oklahoma 

Stigler FFA - Stigler, Oklahoma

Government Programs - Municipality <25,000

City of Stroud

City of Ponca City

City of Comanche

Government Programs - Municipality >25,000

City of Moore

City of Midwest City

City of Bartlesville

Government Programs - State

Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Grand River Dam Authority, Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Conservation Commission

East Central University - Master of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management

Law Enforcement

Larry Lane, Jr. - Sequoyah County Sheriff Deputy


McQuay Construction

Fifth Quarter Printing

K-12 Educators

Tulsa Garden Center

Schwartz Elementary - Comp Club

Non-Profit Service Population <15,000

Our Daily Bread

Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit Service Population >15,001 - 40,000

Ardmore Beautification Council

OK Roots Music - Earth Day Celebration

Yukon 66 Main Street

Non-Profit Service Population >40,001

OKC Beautiful

Parks & Public Spaces OKC

A New Leaf

Great American Cleanup ODOT Trash-Off Rookie

Springer's Helping Hands

Canez Family

Capitol Hill

Beth Howard

Great American Cleanup ODOT Trash-Off Best Overall Effort

Bixby Ward 3

Ponca Indian Baptist Church

Town of Indianola 

Cherokee County Solid Waste

Great American Cleanup OG&E Innovation Award

Committed to Build and Beautify Taft

Kingfisher Trails, Inc.

City of Seminole

Yukon 66 Main Street

Great American Cleanup Best Overall $1,000

City of Lawton

City of Watonga

City of Comanche

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful

Community Volunteer Group

Friends of Okeene Library

Waterline Farm

Affiliate of the Year 

Yukon 66 Main Street

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful

City of Stillwater

Up With Trees

Team Builders - Non-Profit 

Tabitha Pocket Park Project in collaboration with...

-OKC Beautiful

-Inasmuch Foundation

-Keep America Beautiful

-Oklahoma Department of Transportation

-Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

-Total Environment

-Lynn Institue

-OKC Community Foundation

-Tabitha Baptist Church

William K. Warren Foundation Project in collaboration with...

-Up With Trees

Ardmore Beautification Council Project in collaboration with...

-Replenysh Recycling

-James Thompson of Thompson Square of Ardmore

Tree OKC Project in collaboration with...

-OKC Beautiful

-Parks Department

-Brian Maughan's SHINE Group

Team Builders - Government

The Tire Garden Collective in collaboration with...

-Shelley Mitchell of OSU Extension

-Choctaw Nation

-Wewoka Indian Health Center

-Oklahoma Tire Recyclers of Bristow, OK

Solar System Walkway in collaboration with...

-Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful

-City of Broken Arrow

-Broken Arrow Public Schools

-Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce

-Creekwood Elementary School

-AVB Bank

-Broken Arrow Rotary Club

-Tyler Roberts of Billy Ray's BBQ

-Broken Arrow First Responders

-First National Bank Broken Arrow

-MidWest Precision Inc.

-TD Williamson Co.

-Green Grass Lawn Care

-Dr. Jeff Goldstein of the National Center for Earth Space Science Education

Yard-By-Yard Community Resiliency Project in collaboration with...

-Oklahoma County Conservation District

-Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts

-Friends of Blue Thumb

-Oklahoma Conservation Commission


Check out our annual Environmental Excellence Celebration 2021 #EEC31 below! Congratulations to all of our winners and finalist!