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Elizabeth River Project Recognizes ODU for Distinguished Performance

The Elizabeth River Project recognized Old Dominion recently for Sustained Distinguished Performance in the organization's 2012 salute to the finest environmental stewards on the Elizabeth.

ODU, which has achieved the highest (Model) level in the River Stars program, was recognized for completing several significant initiatives: the completion of two wetland restorations in one year, one next to the Sailing Center and the other on 49th Street; the addition of a tree trail and streetscaping with native trees; and the launch of the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative.

The Elizabeth River Project is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to restore the Elizabeth River through government, business and community partnerships. Its River Stars program motivates facilities in the Elizabeth River watershed to pursue voluntary pollution prevention and wildlife habitat goals above compliance. It provides assistance and recognition as they advance through three levels of the program: Commitment, Achievement and Model.

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