Tunheim has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor. The EPA awards this distinction to contractors who have made significant contributions to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.
The award is a testament to Tunheim’s dedication to environmental conservation, particularly in their partnership with the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO). The GLNPO is responsible for coordinating efforts to restore and maintain the integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, which includes the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. The GLNPO works to address environmental challenges facing the Great Lakes, such as invasive species, habitat degradation, and pollution. Learn more about Great Lakes Restoration efforts here.
Tunheim has been recognized for its exceptional management of the Community Involvement Activities at the Minnesota Red Sites located in the St. Louis River Area of Concern project, resulting in strong public engagement in the Great Lakes community. This work is critical as the Great Lakes region is home to over 35 million people who rely on the lakes for drinking water, recreation, and commerce. Tunheim’s efforts to engage and educate communities around Lake Superior have helped raise awareness about the importance of preserving this valuable natural resource.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is another important effort that aims to protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem. The GLRI is a collaborative effort between the United States and Canada that has invested over $2 billion in restoration efforts since its inception in 2010. The GLRI focuses on addressing the most pressing environmental challenges facing the Great Lakes, such as toxic contamination, harmful algal blooms, and habitat restoration.
In conclusion, Tunheim and their partnership with the EPA’s GLNPO highlights the importance of engaging communities in environmental conservation efforts. Tunheim is thankful for the EPA’s nomination for this award and is proud to work with the GLNPO and GLRI to help communicate the critical efforts in protecting the Great Lakes and preserving them for future generations.
Contact us to learn more about Tunheim’s work and how we can add value to your sustainability project.