AWB Announces Winners of 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards Sponsored by Tupper Mack Wells

Published May 29, 2012

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) has announced its 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards winners, spotlighting industry leaders in environmental innovation, cutting-edge technology and conservation. As a sponsor of the awards, Tupper Mack Wells is proud to share that one of our clients, Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), was recognized for Leading Environmental Practices.

NMTA was lauded for spearheading the efforts of its member boatyards to work with the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance on the development of a new Department of Ecology General Boatyard Permit, creating a national model for such collaboration.  One aspect of this collaborative work was NMTA’s support of legislation to phase out copper paint for boats by 2020.  AWB also cited the Association for helping to start the Clean Boating Foundation, "the first of its kind in the country, to help implement the move toward alternative paints." For more information about this story, please contact James Tupper at