The Carson Water Subconservancy District announced Robb Fellows as the 2023 winner of the Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed.
The award recognizes individuals or organizations who demonstrate a 10-plus year commitment to implementing projects that improve and sustain the Carson River Watershed. Created in 2007, the award honors the legacy of Carson Valley rancher Andy Aldax, a 53-year member of district’s board, tireless agricultural advocate, and watershed steward.
“I really appreciate being nominated and accepting this award,” Fellow said. “I know I’ve done a lot of things, and it’s amazing what people remember. It’s been fun…certainly I think myself and the others at Public Works have done a lot of good things for Carson City, and we’re in a good place.”
As chief stormwater engineer and floodplain manager for Public Works, Fellows supervised management of Carson City’s 18 sub-watersheds. As part of the Carson River Coalition team that created the Regional Floodplain Management Plan, Fellows promoted the “living river” concept while implementing projects throughout the capital.
Fellows worked with Carson City Open Space to designate more than 71 percent of Carson City’s Special Flood Hazard Area to reduce flood hazards and improve recreation access throughout the city.