Ocean Mist Honored by WateReuse Association and Research Foundation
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The WateReuse Association and Research Foundation honored Ocean Mists Farms' unique water reuse partnerships at the 2014 One Water Innovations Gala. Water conservation is an issue near and dear to the Foundation and Ocean Mist Farms alike.
“The WateReuse Association and Research Foundation works to promote water sustainability through research and education,” said Mike McCullough, the Recycled Water Program Assistant with the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency.
Dale Huss, Ocean Mist Farms’ Vice President of Artichoke Production, accepted the award on behalf of his company. He spoke at the Gala about Ocean Mist Farms' commitment to sustainability and conservation.
“The proximity of our ranches to the ocean in California’s Monterey Bay makes water conservation a critical component of Ocean Mist Farms’ field management,” Huss shared. “Sea water intrusion is minimized through the most efficient use of water resources, making Ocean Mist Farms one of the leaders in water conservation for farming practices in the produce industry.”
This is not the first time that Ocean Mist has landed itself in the headlines for its water conservation projects either. Last August, ANUK covered Ocean Mists partnership with John Deere in order to bring the Field Connect, prototype sensor array system to its farms. For more on that story, check out the article here.
In addition to his work with Ocean Mist, Huss is also Chairman of the Water Quality and Operations Committee of the Monterey County Water Recycling Projects and Vice Chair of the Water Quality and Project Operations Committee of the Watsonville Water Recycling Project. Through these positions he strives to guard against the waste or overuse of water during the production process.
According to a press release, the Gala was held on Sunday, Sept. 28 in New Orleans.
Congratulations on this honor, Ocean Mist Farms!