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Media Advisory for Wednesday: U.S. EPA Honors Dixon Ridge Farms With Award; News Media Tour Available

Release Date: 10/02/2012
Contact Information: Michael Ardito; Ardito.Michael@epa.gov; desk: 415-972-3081; cell: 415-298-8405

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection will be recognizing Dixon Ridge Farms in a Winters, Calif. environmental award ceremony. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Sustainable Agricultural Champion Award will be presented to the organic walnut farm’s founder, Russ Lester.

WHO: Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator from San Francisco, Calif.

Craig Hooks. U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Administration and Resources Management from Washington, D.C.

Award Winner: Russ Lester and his family with Dixon Ridge Farms

WHAT: Award ceremony (brief) followed by optional one-hour tour of walnut farm

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12 noon; optional tour until 1:15 or 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dixon Ridge Farms, 5430 Putah Creek Road in Winters, Calif. 95694

Press Access: Please email in advance, by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2 to ardito.michael@epa.gov. (The entire event is Wednesday approximately from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.)

Special Instructions: Wear comfortable summer-weather clothing with closed-toe shoes for tour. Sunscreen, sun glasses and hats are also recommended.


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