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Each year, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) calls for nominations for environmental awards in several 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. 

Nominations open on June 5th and close on August 5th!

Check out the 2022 Celebration, below!

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 - Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Growing Hope Program


Affiliate Champions

Wanda Moore - City of Comanche

Laura Green - Cushing Pride

Jeb Jones - City of Blackwell

Laurel McCulloh - Ardmore Beautification Council

Melvin Priddy - Keep McAlester Beautiful

Mac Borgna - Owasso Strong Neighborhood Initiative

Karen Chapman - City of Norman

Dana Hicks - Main Street Altus

Youth Achievement Awards

Jaxon Bell - Drumright, Oklahoma

Noah Few - McAlester, Oklahoma

CJ Smith & Valero Ardmore Refinery - Ardmore, Oklahoma

Girl Scout Troop 661 - Owasso, Oklahoma 

Government Programs - Municipality <25,000

City of Ponca City

Government Programs - Municipality >25,000

City of Moore Recycling Center

Government Programs - State

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

Law Enforcement

Larry Lane, Jr. - Sequoyah County Sheriff


McQuay Construction

K-12 Educators

Tulsa Garden Center

Non-Profit Service Population <15,000

Our Daily Bread

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

Yukon 66 Main Street

Non-Profit Service Population >40,001

OKC Community Foundation Parks & Public Spaces

Paint Oklahoma Beautiful Top 3 (Public Vote) #POBinOK

1st - CD's Soups & Sandwiches

2nd - Yukon 66 Main Street

3rd - Town of Olustee

Mr. Cox's Choice #POBinOK

Okeene Historic Preservation Group


PreK-2nd Division: Nature Explorer's Preschool at OKC Zoo

3rd & 4th Grade Division: Elena Ward, Roosevelt Elementary

5th Grade Division: St. John Nepomuk Catholic School - Ms. Sprague's 5th grade

6th Grade Division: EE Emerson - Ms. Mauk's and Ms. Lester's 6th grade


East Division: Hugo Middle School- Ms. Summitt's 6th-8th grade

West Division: Jonah Alfaro, Cimarron Elementary

Great American Cleanup ODOT Trash-Off Rookie

Springer's Helping Hands

Great American Cleanup ODOT Trash-Off Best Overall Effort

Bixby Ward 3

Great American Cleanup OG&E Innovation Award

Committed to Build and Beautify Taft

Great American Cleanup Best Overall $1,000

City of Comanche

Community Volunteer Group

Friends of Okeene Library - FLOK

Affiliate of the Year 

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful

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 Institute

-OKC Community Foundation

-Tabitha Baptist Church

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

Best of the Best

Tabitha Community Park Project