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MAUI’S “BUDDY” NOBRIGA HONORED BY U.S. EPA

April 29, 2009, 10:18 AM HST
* Updated April 29, 12:59 PM
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Maui’s David “Buddy” Nobriga is one of four people in the pacific islands recognized as environmental heroes by the U.S. EPA.  The award was issued during the agency’s 11th annual Environmental Awards Ceremony in San Francisco earlier this month.  Nobriga was recognized for founding the West Maui Soil and Water Conservation District in 1956, the first of its kind in the county.  EPA officials say his years of commitment to the environment, provided the needed leadership to advance a polluted runoff program.  Nobriga is now retired, but is credited with dedicating over 50 years to the conservation of Hawaii’s natural resources.

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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