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Guthrie honors feats at Bernheim

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By The Staff

Those in the Bullitt County area understand the importance Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest plays in education. But anyone who reads the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., will forever understand its importance.

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With its Visitors Center being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Lifecycle Building Challenge Award, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie read the accomplishments into the Congressional Record on Oct. 15, 2009.

The forest was honored with two EPA Lifecycle awards for its professional building and for having a building with the best greenhouse gas reduction.

During a presentation of the Congressional Record tribute, Guthrie received a tour of the Visitors Center and the surrounding environmental advances.

Mark K. Wourms, executive director of Bernheim Forest, said he was excited about the national recognition and that the congressman took the time to visit.

Guthrie told the audience that he needed to get some Bernheim pictures for  his Washington office. Seconds later, Wourms presented Guthrie with his posters and a hat from Bernheim.