The 2008 Arroyo Verde Awards

The Arroyo Verde Awards have been established to recognize individuals, community organizations and governmental agencies who have made a valuable contribution to protecting and improving the Arroyo Seco watershed during the past year.

The 2008 awards were presented at a holiday celebration on the banks of the Arroyo at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena.

2008 Arroyo Verde Awardees

Best Advocacy:

Michele Zack

Greening the Arroyo (Organization):

Arroyo Seco Foundation

Greening the Arroyo (Agency):

City of Pasadena

Greening the Arroyo (Business):


Best Volunteer:

January Nordman

Citizen Activist:

Open Space Now

Public Official:

Claire Bowen, LA Planning

Lifetime Achievement:

Dorothy Green

Past Awardees


The purpose of the Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations - CASO is to promote communication and cooperation between community-based organizations working to improve and enhance the Arroyo Seco region from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Arroyo Seco's confluence with the Los Angeles River. CASO aspires to cultivate a sense of place that defines this unique region by addressing such issues as environmental, transportation, historic, recreational, cultural and economic resources.