April Ingle is GreenLaw’s Environmental Hero for 2014

April Ingle 2014 Environmental HeroGreenLaw is awarding April Ingle of the Georgia River Network (GRN) as its Environmental Hero for 2014. Ingle has been the Executive Director of GRN since 2003 and will be stepping down after nine years to enter the private consulting community.

Press Release
For Immediate Release
August 3, 2014

Media Contact:
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

April Ingle is GreenLaw’s Environmental Hero for 2014

April Ingle 2014 Environmental Hero

Atlanta, GA – GreenLaw is awarding April Ingle of the Georgia River Network (GRN) as its Environmental Hero for 2014. Ingle was the Executive Director of GRN from June, 2003 – July, 2014 and stepped down after eleven years to enter the private consulting community.

‘With April’s departure, GreenLaw felt it was the perfect time to recognize April’s amazing body of work heading up the Georgia River Network,” said Greenlaw’s Executive Director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield. “April’s determination and dedication have been remarkable.”

After graduating from Purdue University, Ingle’s passion for environmental protection started with her first job as the first coordinator for the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. At GRN, Ingle worked with the Board of Directors and staff to develop and oversee programs, administration and fundraising to meet GRN’s mission to protect and restore Georgia’s rivers. April also served on the Leadership Team and chaired the Communications Committee of the Georgia Water Coalition, a coalition of 200+ environmental and sportsmen's organizations, homeowners' and neighborhood associations, faith-based groups and businesses who share the common goal of protecting and caring for Georgia’s water resources for current and future generations. Ingle’s lobbying work at the Georgia State Legislature included participating and commenting on policy making decisions within various state and federal agencies. April has had the opportunity to paddle over 900 miles of Georgia Rivers.

Other honorees are: Lifetime Achievement Award - Tally Sweat, Garden Clubs of Georgia Board Member and Founding Member of Park Pride and Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law - Galloway & Lyndall, LLC, a law firm that advocates for solar energy before the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Each of the winners has shaped Georgia’s future from water protection to land enhancement to solar advancement.

GreenLaw is hosting its annual Environmental Heroes award celebration on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The event will be held at Nelson Mullins on the top floor with stunning views of downtown Atlanta at 201 17th Street at Atlantic Station. The Environmental Heroes event is one of the environmental community’s premiere events with sustainable catering provided by Parsley’s Catering, featuring White Oak Pastures and Sapelo Sea Farms fare, live music from the Tammy Allen Trio and adult libations. The event includes networking, a brief honoree award ceremony and a thank you gift.

Sponsorships and tickets for the event may be purchased at www.greenlaw.org. Tickets are $250 for a couple and $150 for individuals. If you would like to include congratulations to April in the Environmental Heroes program please contact the Communication Department via e-mail at bbond@greenlaw.org.


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