Save The River’s River Day was a great success, with more than 120 friends and families gathering to celebrate the River and the many volunteers who tirelessly support our River protection programs. Volunteers contributed more than 1,800 hours of service to Save The River last year, adding significant capacity to our River protection programs!
2009 Volunteer of the Year Awards
Save The River honored four long-time volunteers with our first ever Volunteer of the Year Awards at the River Day celebrations. The 2009 Volunteer of the Year award recipients were:
Susie Wood, Chippewa Bay and Hammond, NY – For many years, Susie has managed the layout and design of Save The River’s quarterly newsletter and annual calendar among other design projects. Her effort has helped us increase awareness of River issues with our members and has turned the annual calendar into a key fundraiser in support of Save The River’s programs.
Rob Hoehn, Round Island and Seattle, WA – Rob has been Save The River’s long-time database guru. Rob helped construct the original database that tracked Save The River’s members and recently volunteered to assist in the migration to our new database. His efforts have helped to establish and maintain the strong membership Save The River has developed over the years.
Tucker MacLean, Wolfe Island and Philadelphia, PA – Tucker was critical in Save The River’s transfer to a new membership database this winter. Tucker assisted Save The River staff in selecting a new database to better track membership and donations to the organization. Tucker also volunteered his time to train staff on how to use the new system as well as migrate all of Save The River’s data from the old system to the new system. His efforts have improved our capacity to track not only our members more effectively, but our volunteers as well.
Rick Spencer, Grindstone Island - Rick has been a volunteer with Save The River since the organization was formed in the late 1970s. As an employee of the National Wildlife Federation, Rick help Save The River battle Seaway expansion through coalition building at the national level. His efforts helped to thwart expansion of the Seaway and protect the River. Rick was also a founding member of Save The River and has been an active volunteer for over 30 years, contributing many hours of expertise on River policy issues.
Many thanks to our River Day event sponsors!
Caskinette’s Lofink Ford Mercury
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