SAN ANTONIO -- The Army's top environmental performers received recognition April 21 at the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards ceremony during the Army Installation Management Symposium.

Representatives of five installations, one organization, two teams, and one individual stepped forward to receive plaques from Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, and IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola.

The awardees were honored for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal 2010.

Winning accomplishments include the implementation of innovative research and development, environmental cost avoidance, habitat restoration, endangered species protection, identification and management of significant cultural resources, waste diversion and green procurement.

The Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.

The FY 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards winners include:

- Fort Drum, N.Y. - Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation
- Fort Bliss, Texas - Cultural Resources Management, Installation
- Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa. - Environmental Quality, Industrial Installation
- U.S. Army Garrison - Grafenwoehr, Germany - Environmental Quality, Overseas Installation
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - Sustainability, Non-industrial Installation
- Manning Point (Jago River) FUDS Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District - Environmental Restoration, Installation
- Ms. Chantal McKenzie, Texas Army National Guard - Cultural Resources Management, Individual
- Army Air Force Exchange System (AAFES) Sustainability Team, Dallas, Texas - Sustainability, Team
- Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. - Environmental Excellence in Weapon Acquisition, Small Program