A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
The GreenGov Presidential Awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama's Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.
Building on 15 years of Presidential awards for agency environmental achievement, including the Closing the Circle and Energy Management Awards, the GreenGov Presidential Awards honor exceptional Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects and facilities, and agency programs that exemplify President Obama's charge to lead by example in sustainability. Domestic and international teams, projects, programs, and facilities are eligible; and agencies are encouraged to submit multiple nominations. Unlike the DOI EAAS, there is no "cooperator or contractor" category for the GreenGov Award.
Only the most recent DOI Environmental Achievement Award (DOI EAA) recipients and honorable mentions are eligible for the GreenGov Presidential Awards.