Selected Awards

Received or Accepted by
Stream Restoration Incorporated:  PA Non-Profit Organization 501(c)(3) [SRI] (MHD Co-Founder)
BioMost, Inc., Mining and Reclamation Services [BMI] (MHD & TPD Co-Founders)
Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition:  co-founded by Margaret H. Dunn [SRWC]
Jennings Water Quality Improvement Coalition:  co-founded by Margaret H. Dunn [JWQIC] (MHD Co-Founder)
Margaret H. Dunn, PG, CPG (1974 – MS Geology, VPI) [MHD]
Timothy P. Danehy, QEP (1996 – BS Environmental Science, Slippery Rock University) [TPD]
Shaun L. Busler, GISP (2000 – BS Biology, Grove City College) [SLB]
Cliff F. Denholm, Env. Sci. (1996 – BS Environmental Science, Slippery Rock University) [CFD]

  • 1998 recipient of proclamation from the Pennsylvania State Senate (Sponsor: Senator Mary Jo White) for volunteer effort in the development of partnerships and public outreach programs relating to abandoned mine reclamation  [MHD]
  • 1998 acceptance of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources award to the Jennings Water Quality Improvement Coalition for contributions to passive treatment at Jennings Environmental Education Center  [JWQIC]
  • 1999 nomination for “Public Outreach Award”, Interstate Mining Compact Comm. [MHD]
  • 1999 acceptance of the Three Rivers Environmental Award for Community Organization for the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition [SRWC]
  • 2000 recipient of the “Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award”, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers  [MHD]
  • 2000 recipient of a “Letter of Appreciation” for unwavering commitment to human and natural resources, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge, Governor  [MHD]
  • 2000 acceptance of PA Recreational Park Society Volunteer Group Award for Jennings Water Quality Improvement Coalition  [JWQIC]
  • 2001 acceptance of the Governor’s Watershed Stewardship Award for Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition  [SRWC]
  • 2001 Butler County Juvenile Court Services Certificate of Appreciation to Aquascape and Stream Restoration Inc.  [SRI]
  • 2001 Citation to the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Sponsor Daryl Metcalfe) recognizing outstanding community organizations and commitment to the environment  [SRWC]
  • 2001 Congratulations to the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition from the Pennsylvania Senate (Sponsor Jane Orie) upon receiving the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award  [SRWC]
  • 2002 acceptance of the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award to Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition  [SRWC]
  • 2002 Citation to the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Sponsor Daryl Metcalfe) for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award  [SRWC]
  • 2002 Congratulations to the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition from the Pennsylvania Senate (Sponsor Jane Orie) upon receiving the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award  [SRWC]
  • 2002 Finalist for the Butler Outdoor Club Outstanding Outdoor Award to the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition  [SRWC]
  • 2002 recipient of “Reclamationist of the Year” Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation  [MHD]
  • 2003 Semifinalist “Leadership for a Changing World”, Advocacy Institute  [MHD]
  • 2003 Semifinalist Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in the Environmental Category  [MHD]
  • 2003 recipient of the Dominion Community Impact Award  [SRI]
  • 2004 Semifinalist Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in the Environmental Category  [MHD]
  • 2004 recipient of John T. Galey, Sr. Memorial Public Service Award, American Institute of Professional Geologists  [MHD]
  • 2004 acceptance of the US Department of Interior “Take Pride in America” for Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition  [SRWC]
  • 2005 recipient of Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in the Environmental Category  [MHD]
  • 2006 Semifinalist Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in the Environmental Category [SRWC]
  • 2006 recipient Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award in the Business Category [TPD/BMI]
  • 2006 letter of appreciation from George W. Bush, President, United States of America [SRI]
  • 2006 recipient of the Washington County Conservation District Conservation Consulting Firm of the Year [KJD/BMI]
  • 2007 recipient of the Butler County Conservation District Conservation Educator of the Year [MHD]
  • 2009 finalist Investing in Nature in Innovative New Technologies, The Nature Conservancy and Journal Publications [SRI]
  • 2011 recipient of the ARIPPA AMD/AML Reclamation Award [AWARE/SRI/SLB]
  • 2012 cited partner in Dents Run AML/AMD Ecosystem Restoration PA, National Award presented by National Assn. of AML Programs to PA DEP Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation [SRI/TPD/MHD]