Environmental Programs

The goal of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Environmental Program is to serve as the industry resource for environmental concerns. We keep poultry leaders abreast of the latest federal regulations and provide technical expertise to help maintain and grow a healthy food supply.

USPOULTRY's Clean Water Award

The Clean Water Award recognizes outstanding wastewater treatment facilities operated by poultry companies. An award is presented yearly in two categories: full treatment and pretreatment.

2022 Full Treatment Winner

Tyson Foods was selected the winner in the full treatment category for its broiler processing plant in Dardanelle, Ark. From left are Dr. Brian Kiepper, associate professor, University of Georgia; John Pierson, principal, Pierson Enterprises; Karalea Wells, complex environmental manager at Tyson Foods; Paul Bredwell, executive vice president of regulatory programs, USPOULTRY; and Shane Reid, vice president, Reid Engineering Company.

2022 Pretreatment Winner

Pilgrim's was selected as the winner in the pretreatment category for its broiler processing plant in Arcadia, Wis. From left are Kiepper; Pierson; Ryan Guza, complex environmental manager at Pilgrim's; Bredwell; and Reid.

2022 Full Treatment Honorable Mention

Tyson Foods was recognized with an honorable mention with distinction award in the full treatment category for their facility in Union City, Tenn. From left are Kiepper; Pierson; MacKenzie Crain, complex environmental manager at Tyson Foods; Bredwell; and Reid.

2022 Full Treatment Honorable Mention

Wayne-Sanderson Farms was recognized with an honorable mention with distinction award in the full treatment category for their facility in Tyler, Texas. From left are Pierson; Bredwell; Jonathan Green, senior manager of environmental compliance and sustainability at Wayne-Sanderson Farms; Stephanie Shoemaker, manager of environmental at Wayne-Sanderson Farms; Kiepper; Rian McMorris, environmental manager at Wayne-Sanderson Farms; Dwayne Holifield, environmental manager of operations at Wayne-Sanderson Farms; and Reid.

2022 Pretreatment Honorable Mention

The Tyson Foods' Berry Street facility in Springdale, Ark., was recognized with an honorable mention with distinction award in the pretreatment category. From left are Kiepper; Pierson; Charles Van Pelt, complex environmental manager at Tyson Foods; Bredwell; and Reid.