Patrick Herron, MyRWA’s Water Quality Monitoring Director, will receive the 2012 Environmental Merit Award from the Environmental Protection Agency New England Region 1. The award will be presented at Faneuil Hall on April 25 at a ceremony held from 1-3pm. Curt Spalding, US EPA Regional Administrator, will be at the program to greet all the honorees. Under Patrick’s guidance MyRWA put new attention on Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) as a major source of pollution in the watershed, launched the Herring Monitoring Program, and provided leadership on the water chestnut removal project to name a few accomplishments. All are welcome to attend.