Earth Day

NOAA's 1999 Environmental Hero Award Honorees

Since 1996 NOAA has recognized individuals and organizations throughout the United States for their "tireless efforts to preserve and protect the nation's environment." This year there are 34 Environmental Heroes. For the first time a Native American has been recognized for his efforts on behalf of the environment. Vice President Al Gore congratulated this year's heroes for their "passionate commitment to the protection of our nation's environment."

This the winners are listed under the respective NOAA agency that submitted the nominations. Now, meet 1999's Environmental Heroes.

National Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA's Fisheries Services

National Ocean Service

National Weather Service

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

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