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Minden man to receive Aldax watershed award

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The Carson Water Subconservancy District has selected John Cobourn to receive the 2012 Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for exemplary service in conservation and protection of the Carson River Watershed.

This award was created in 2007 to recognize individuals or organizations for significant contributions in promoting and achieving the Carson River Watershed Vision Statement.

Cobourn, a Minden resident, was nominated for his active involvement in the Carson River Coalition’s efforts to raise watershed awareness, improve Carson River water quality and protect the River’s channels and floodplain from urban and residential development through educational programs and publications.

Cobourn authored and coauthored numerous publications about the Carson River and has helped to plan conferences, draft watershed plans, and obtain grant funding for watershed education programs.

He participated in river cleanup days, Project WET youth education, the Nevada Day parade float construction, and contributed labor on projects that reduced sediment flows of residential properties.

“We continue to be grateful for his many years of dependable and enthusiastic service to the entire Carson River watershed,” officials said.

The award will be presented to Cobourn at the subconservancy district board meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Room 1214 of the Nevada State Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City.