Rep. McEntee named 2017 Legislator of the Year by RI Conservation District
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett) was recently recognized as the 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Southern RI Conservation District and the Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RISCC). Representative McEntee was presented with the award on November 11 at the conservation district’s annual dinner, which was held at the Varnum Armory in East Greenwich.
“This award is a true honor for me because I firmly believe in the environmental protections advocated by the RI Conservation Districts. We only have one planet and we must protect it from the devastating effects of pollution and climate change. I thank all of Rhode Island’s conservation districts for this recognition and I look forward to continue working with them to protect the environment for many more years to come,” said Representative McEntee.
Representative McEntee was instrumental in securing funding for the RISCC by advocating for its inclusion in Governor Raimondo’s annual budget proposal. RISCC has had a tremendous track record of return on its investment by the state, with every dollar RISCC has received from the state, it has translated into 22 dollars in grants from other organizations.
The RISCC provides technical and education assistance throughout Rhode Island. They work with municipalities, state and federal agencies to educate citizens, owners of fields, farms, nurseries and forestland, to design and build successful projects that create environmental and economic sustainability.
Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett), center, receiving the RISCC 2017 Legislator of the Year Award from Dick Went, Vice Chair of the Northern RI Conservation District, left, and Maria Mack, Chair of the RISCC, right.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903