River Steward Award

River Steward Award

river steward award

2019 Nominations Open

Do you know someone who is an outstanding advocate for the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers? Is there an inspiring project or creative program that protects the beauty and health of our rivers or is dedicated to building an environmental legacy for future generations? 
 
We seek individuals, organizations, youth, teachers, businesses, government employees and others whose work will inspire children, families, town and school leaders to protect and preserve the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers today, and for future generations. 
 
Nominees may live or work in any of the SuAsCo watershed towns: Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Berlin, Billerica, Bolton, Boxborough, Boylston, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Framingham, Grafton, Harvard, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Marlborough, Maynard,  Natick, Northborough,  Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Upton, Wayland, Westborough, Westford, and Weston.
 
Click here to download form.
 

2018 Award

Sponsored by The League of Women Voters and the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council - 17th Annual River Steward Awards

On Thursday, June 15th, the League of Women Voters, in partnership with the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council, presented its annual River Stewardship Award as part of Riverfest. This year, five nominees received the River Steward Award.

The River Steward Award recipients this year were

  • Kimberly Burlingame, Framingham Conservation Department; Susan Collins, Hop Brook Protection Association; and Thomas Largy, Wayland Surface Water Quality Committee, for their efforts in controlling water chestnut and other invasive species that have infested the rivers, ponds, and lakes in the watershed.
  • Joseph Holmes, of Acton, who has stewarded the Acton Canoe Launch for years, improving access, developing a trail network and leading volunteers to clean up trash.
  • Marlies Henderson, of Billerica, for her work preserving and publicizing the connection between the Middlesex Canal and the nature in the exhibit “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.”

The River Stewardship Award is given to individuals, organizations, youth, teachers, businesses, government employees and others whose work has inspired children, families, town and school leaders to protect and preserve the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers today, and for future generations. 

Chair of River Steward Award Nominations Committee Chair - Janet Rothrock