Local Residents Receive Awards From Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
April Ingle, executive director of the Athens-based Georgia River Network, recently received the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper "River Advocate Award" on Sept. 13. This award was presented at the 18th annual Patron Dinner at The Foundry in Atlanta.
“It is such an honor to receive this award from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. I’m so grateful that I get to work with Riverkeepers like Sally Bethea of CRK and Joe Cook of the Coosa River Basin Initiative, and the staff and board at Georgia River Network, who all inspire me each and every day with their passionate commitment, fearless determination, and whip-smart intelligence to defend the rivers they love -- and on behalf of all the other people who love them, too,” stated Ingle in a press release.
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) recognizes companies, organizations and individuals that make a difference in the effort to protect the Chattahoochee River.
Bert Ellis, media entrepreneur, received the River Guardian Award. This award recognizes individuals for providing critical communication strategies for river protection programs.
TOTO USA, the world's largest plumbing manufacturer received the River Sustainability Award.
Warren Budd, a former member of the Georgia Board of Natural Resources received the River Steward Award.