Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Sustainability Program (Bronze Medal)
On March 29, 2022 the Arlington-Fairfax Chapter, Inc., of the Izaak Walton League of America attended the 32nd Annual Virginia Environment Symposium held at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and was awarded a Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award (Bronze Medal) for our environmental stewardship activities.
Our environmental management system (EMS) ensures that range activities at our property do not have negative impacts on the local environment. We treat our soils onsite with lime to help prevent the movement of lead through surface and groundwater, sample surface water quality regularly, and have implemented two lead clean-ups that have removed over 500,000 lbs of lead from the environment.
Environmental Management System (EMS)
The Chapter established the EMS program in 2006.
Through our EMS program the chapter has performed soil treatments, water monitoring along with the reclamation and recycling of lead from the shotgun range.
The lead reclamation work follows the environmental policies of the Chapter, which have resulted in the Chapter holding a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Virginia Environmental Excellence Program (VEEP) Level 3 environmental certificate. This certificate recognizes the Chapter is voluntarily meeting and exceeding high environmental standards.