A key environmentalist in the General Assembly for more than 20 years, Senator Frosh has championed policies protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, preserving open space, and cleaning up air pollution in Maryland. Chairman of the Senate’s Environmental Subcommittee from 1995 to 2003, he continues to serve on the Joint Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, and on the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which he chaired in 2001. Among the many laws he authored are measures establishing statewide recycling programs, promoting cleanup of contaminated industrial sites, and a constitutional amendment requiring that the legislature approve the sale of any state land. The amendment was approved overwhelmingly in 2006. In recognition of his environmental work, Senator Frosh has been named “Public Official of the Year” by the Audubon Naturalist Society and “Conservationist of the Year” by the Sierra Club, and has been awarded the prestigious “John V. Kabler Memorial Award” by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.
Selected Honors and Citations:
- “Bicycle Symposium Award, 2009″ – One Less Car
- Governor’s Proclamation, 2009, for Membership on the Climate Change Commission
- “Certificate of Appreciation, 2007″ – Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc.
- “Public Official of the Year” – Audubon Naturalist Society
- “Conservationist of the Year” – Sierra Club of Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia
- Citation from Chesapeake Bay Foundation for conservation work and service on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay
- “Award for Leadership” – Washington Area Bicyclist Association for pursuing better bicycling and walking conditions in the State of Maryland
- “Biker of the Year” – Montgomery County Department of Public Works Transportation
- “Legislator of the Year” – 1000 Friends of Maryland