Angelo S. Liberti III, 2016 Environmental Achievement Award Winner

2016 Environmental Achievement Award

Angelo S. Liberti III of Bristol, R.I.

Angelo Liberti's career-long efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to the Bay earned him Save The Bay's 2016 Environmental Achievement Award.
Angelo Liberti’s career-long efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to the Bay earned him Save The Bay’s 2016 Environmental Achievement Award.

Bristol resident Angelo Liberti’s distinguished career began at RIDEM, a natural course for his early appreciation of the outdoors, water and the environment. At RIDEM, Liberti has directed the surface water quality permitting and restoration programs for the past 16 years. The Save The Bay policy team, who jointly nominated Liberti for the award, emphasizes his efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to the Bay through strengthened permit limits on wastewater treatment facilities, responsibility for assisting municipalities with wastewater facility planning to guide construction of sewer infrastructure, close work with the Environmental Protection Agency on Massachusetts discharge limits affecting the Bay, and leadership in the areas of shellfish monitoring/pollution related closures and stormwater strategy. As a boater, SCUBA diver and recreational quahogger, Liberti spends as much of his free time as possible enjoying Narragansett Bay.

“I am grateful to Save The Bay for this award, which I accept on behalf of a great team of coworkers with whom I’ve had the privilege of working at DEM. …the progress in water quality protection and restoration that we have made in Rhode Island would not be possible without strong advocacy from the professional staff and volunteers at Save The Bay and other organizations,” Liberti said.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.