The Sly Park Environmental Education Center was selected to receive the "3rd Annual Environmental Recognition Award" for providing leadership toward the protection and enhancement of the environment in the greater Sacramento-area. Steven "Hoppy" Hopkins (photo left) accepted the Environmental Recognition Award at during the April 22 Earth Day celebration at California State University, Sacramento.
The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has operated the Sly Park Environmental Education Center since 1970 to provide a comprehensive, California frameworks-based environmental education curriculum to thousands of Northern California students. The 40-acre campus, located in the Eldorado National Forest, is the recipient of numerous recognitions, including the Sierra Club Award for Environmental Education.
The Environmental Recognition Award program is presented each year by the Sacramento Environmental Commission to recognize individuals and businesses within the Sacramento community that have greatly contributed to the furthering of environmental protection and awareness.