Putah Creek Streamkeeper Wins Award
[Reposted from Salmonid Restoration Federation, Redway, CA]
Salmonid Restoration Federation Presents Restorationist of the Year Award to Rich Marovich, Putah Creek Streamkeeper.
The Salmonid Restoration Federation hosted its 30th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference this April in Davis, California. SRF’s Salmonid Restoration Conference has grown from its humble beginnings in 1986 to the largest salmon restoration conference on the West Coast. This year’s conference was a spectacular success, attracting almost 600 salmon biologists, watershed restorationists, federal, state and local agency personnel, tribal members, watershed stewards and organizers.
Each year SRF awards a particularly inspiring member of the restoration field with the Restorationist of the Year Award, in acknowledgement of their dedicated service to protecting and restoring their local watersheds. This year SRF was very proud to give this award to Rich Marovich, Putah Creek Streamkeeper.
Rich Marovich is known throughout the Putah Creek watershed and beyond for his kind disposition, outstanding work ethic, and unparalleled project success. Marovich has served as the Putah Creek Streamkeeper for Solano County Water Agency since 2000. He has enjoyed great success in the position and secured over $10 million in grant funding to protect and enhance Putah Creek. Ever humble, Marovich is quick to give other collaborators ample credit for their participation in collaborative partnerships, and speaks effusively about the importance of community involvement.
Libby Earthman, Executive Director of Putah Creek Council and project partner with Marovich’s organization said, “Rich is fantastic to work with. He is generous with his time, expertise, and eager to support everyone’s success. His expertise in a diversity of subject is truly remarkable. He’s an amazing human being and very deserving of this honor.” Earthman adds, “He’s unbelievably busy, but he always manages to find time to come to our volunteer planting events. He loves interacting with volunteers and sharing his knowledge and passion with community members.”
SRF would like to thank Rich Marovich for his passionate commitment to and inspiring work on behalf of Putah Creek and congratulate him on joining the esteemed ranks of Restorationists of the Year.