Monday, March 26, 2012

Alabama Rivers Alliance Annual River Celebration Awards

 Shoal Creek in Lauderdale County

Earlier this month, the Alabama Rivers Alliance honored it's latest batch of 2012  "River Heroes" 
  • Watershed Group of the Year – Save Our Saugahatchee and Friends of Chewacla and Uphapee Creeks from the Auburn area
  • Best New Group of the Year – Coosa Riverkeeper, based in Riverside
  • The James Lowery Volunteer Service Award – Jenn Patterson, Program Director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper, based in Birmingham and West AL
  • Beyond Rivers Partner of the Year – The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, working statewide
  • Business Partner of the Year – Good People Brewing Company

Receiving special recognition were the three individuals named River Heroes, a lifetime achievement award reserved for individuals who have spent the better part of their lives working to protect Alabama’s waterways.  They go above and beyond the average calling to ensure that all Alabamians can enjoy clean, heathy water and that government and industry are held accountable for enforcing water policies and polluting our waterways. The 2012 River Heroes were as follows:
  • River Hero – Michael Mullen, the Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper based in Troy
  • River Hero – Bill Deutsch, Director of Alabama Water Watch, based in Auburn
  • River Hero – Casi Callaway, Mobile Baykeeper, based in Mobile

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