The Arroyo Verde Awards recognize those who have made a valuable contribution to protecting and improving the Arroyo Seco watershed during the past year.
Nominations were solicited from Arroyo Seco activists and organizations with a deadline of November 30, 2015. Nominees were then considered by the Arroyo Verde Awards Committee established by the Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations (CASO). Nominees have now been anounced, and the awards were presented at the CASO holiday celebration at County Fire Camp #2 in Hahamongna Watershed Park on December 13th.
Best Advocacy - To the individual who has made the best contribution in improving policy, programs or funding for the Arroyo.
Greening the Arroyo (Organization) - For the organization that has made the biggest difference in improving the environment in the Arroyo.
Greening the Arroyo (Agency) - To the city or governmental agency that has demonstrated outstaning leaderhip in the stewardship of the Arroyo.
Greening the Arroyo (Business) - To the business or commercial association that has contributed the most to the enhancement of the Arroyo.
Best Volunteer - To an individual who has improved the Arroyo through consistent, dedicated physical labor throughout the year.
Citizen Activist - To an individual who has shown leadership and mobilized others to improve the Arroyo.
Public Official - To an elected or appointed official or govenmental employee who has make an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of the Arroyo Seco.
Lifetime Achievement - This award, which is not given every year, is granted to an individual who has devoted considerable energy and enthusiasm to protecting and promoting the Arroyo over many years.