2016 Environmental Achievement Award
Angelo S. Liberti III of Bristol, R.I.
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.