Terranova Ranch is committed to striving for excellence in sustainable farming and creating a safe and environmentally friendly workplace. Terranova Ranch has received recognition for its innovation and commitment to sustainability. These are the awards that have been recognized.
Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)
In 2018, Terranova Ranch, Inc. was recognized with the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a ceremony at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
“This year’s GEELA recipients are demonstrating exceptional leadership in addressing some of our most significant environmental challenges,” said California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matthew Rodriquez. “Whether it’s fighting climate change, conserving our water supplies or reducing waste, they inspire us with their creative and collaborative approaches. Their success expands our view of what is possible. Collectively, they are proving that a healthy environment is inextricably linked with a vibrant economy.”
Established in 1993, GEELA is awarded to individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions to conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the state’s economy.
Terranova Ranch was a recipient of a GEELA for its efforts in pioneering and expanding the practice of on-farm groundwater recharge – intentionally flooding fields with captured floodwater to replenish depleted aquifers.