The public is invited to help honor this year’s top steward of the Carson River Watershed, according to the Carson Water Subconservancy District.
The Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for exemplary service in conservation and protection of the Carson River Watershed will be presented to Juan Guzman at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.
The award, established in 2007, recognizes individuals or organizations that have a 10-plus year commitment to improving and sustaining the watershed.
Guzman was selected for his work with Carson City Open Space Program, in which he was instrumental in leveraging funds to build the city’s vast Open Space Land Base, including many lands in the Carson River Watershed. During his tenure, this space doubled in size, protecting over 5,000 acres of watershed lands.
Guzman also participated in projects designed to allow Carson City’s citizens to access the watershed and the river itself, including improvements to the Morgan Mill River Access Area and creation of the Carson River Aquatic Trail.
He also worked to protect Buzzy’s Ranch, Golden Eagle, Mexican Dam, Prison Hill, Silver Saddle Ranch, Ambrose Natural Area, Riverview Park, and the Carson River Park.
The award presentation will be at Carson Water Subconservancy District’s board meeting in the church’s Wesley Room, 412 W. Musser St.
For information, call Toni Leffler at 775-887-7450.