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Corps Team to Receive Coastal America Award
January 11, 2010

Army Corps team to receive Coastal America Award for native oyster restoration efforts.

According to information available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lynnhaven Oyster Restoration project team will receive the 2009 Coastal America Partnership Award on January 14th, for their innovative and successful ongoing efforts to restore and protect the coastal environment, specifically, the native American oyster population in the Lynnhaven River.

The award, the only environmental award of its kind given by the White House, will be presented to David Schulte, a marine biologist with the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Schulte will accept the award on behalf of his efforts and those of 39 other team members.

Virginia Tippie, director of Coastal America, together with Assistant Secretary of the Army (project planning and review) Doug Lamont, will present the plaques and congratulatory letters from President Barack Obama to representatives of each member of the team.

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