Carson Water Subconservancy seeks nominations for 2017 Andy Aldax Award

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The Carson Water Subconservancy District is taking nominations for candidates to receive the 2017 Andy Aldax Award.

The CWSD Andy Aldax Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed was initiated in 2007 to honor Andy Aldax, a Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) board member since its inception in 1959. Aldax has been a life-long resident, farmer, and dairyman in the Carson Valley of northern Nevada and has demonstrated an ongoing dedication to improving his community, as well as the Carson River Watershed.

The Carson River runs approximately 184 miles beginning in Alpine County, Calif., and continuing through Douglas County, Carson City, Lyon County, and Churchill County. It’s watershed encompasses approximately 3,966 square miles. The Carson River Watershed Vision Statement is to achieve healthy sustainable watersheds within the entire Carson River Basin; to achieve improved watershed conditions, so all lands and waterways (surface and underground) safely receive, store, and release clean water for the good of all peoples, environments and natural resources of the Carson River Basin; to achieve this vision through community led and private/public partnerships for implementation of local and basin wide plans and projects.

This award recognizes individuals or organizations for significant contributions in promoting and achieving the Carson River Watershed Vision Statement.

The criteria for consideration of this award is that the nominee: (1) has demonstrated a commitment to Carson River Watershed conservation activities for 10 years or more; 2) has produced accomplishments toward the goals outlined in the Carson River Watershed Vision Statement; and 3) can be a landowner, community member, or employee of a federal, state or local entity.

To nominate someone, send in a one-page narrative description outlining how the nominee meets the above criteria and their efforts to conserve and protect the Carson River Watershed, to Toni Leffler at by Nov. 18. The list of nominees will be reviewed by CWSD, and the award will be presented at the CWSD Board meeting on Jan. 18, 2017.


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