Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hueneme Port Receives Environmental Award

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Hueneme, in California, was recently recognized for its environmental initiatives while being presented with a County of Ventura 2017 Earth Day Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship.

The award, given to the port by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors ahead of Earth Day on April 22, was presented by County Supervisor Kelly Long to Oxnard Harbor District Commissioner Mary Anne Rooney and Port Director and CEO Kristin Decas.

“I am so proud that our port, which is among the most important economic drivers in our county, has made good stewardship of the environment a high priority in how they do business every day for the betterment of our community and our region,” Long said in a statement.

In 2012, the port adopted a series of initiatives which included the rollout of several implementation plans to advance environmental values important to the port, including air and water quality, protection of marine resources, healthy soil and sediment, and climate change adaptation.

And for the last two years, the port has been an accredited member of the Green Marine program, a voluntary eco-accountability program that monitors and publicly publishes its members’ progress towards various initiatives.

“Our pursuit of strong and active environmental policies and programs will continue to be integral to the day-to-day operations of the Port of Hueneme,” Decas said.