First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy and Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe shined the light on New Jersey’s environmental leaders during the annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony at the state museum in Trenton. The awards are handed out each year to celebrate the achievements of groups and individuals who have worked to make a difference for the people of the state through a variety of efforts that enhance the environment. This year’s ceremony included the first Richard J. Sullivan Award, presented to Candace Ashmun for her more than six decades of service to environmental protection and conservation. The award is named in honor of the Department of Environmental Protection’s first Commissioner. Read more.