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Great Ecology is pleased to announce that Randy Mandel, Senior Managing Ecologist, received the Riparian Hero Award from the Colorado Riparian Association during the opening banquet 2016 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference in Avon, CO.

The conference, which took place from October 11th-13th, 2016, hosted between 250-300 attendees and represents the combined efforts of the Colorado Riparian Association, the Colorado Watershed Assembly, and the Colorado Foundation for Water Education.

Randy received the Riparian Hero Award for his sustained efforts on behalf of Colorado’s Riparian and Wetland Areas, as well as his work with the Society for Ecological Restoration, and the High Altitude Revegetation Workshop and Committee. He has been an active member/board member of the Colorado Riparian Association and High Altitude Revegetation Community for 24 years, and the Society for Ecological Restoration for 18 years.

This year, Randy not only received the Riparian Hero Award at the Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference, he also gave three presentations:

  • Emergency Watershed Protection Project Overview (panel discussion)
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board Revegetation/Restoration Matrix
  • Camp Hale Field Tour – Reference Areas/Reference Vegetation

If you missed it, but want to make next year’s, the dates are October 9th-12th, 2017.