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River Partners Wins Award for Excellence

By Irv Schiffman

Floodplain Management Association Honors Restoration Nonprofit and Army Corps of Engineers

River Partners received the Floodplain Management Association’s Award for Excellence during its annual conference in San Diego. Conference Chair, Larry McKenney, presented the honor to president, John Carlon, during the keynote luncheon on Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

The Award for Excellence was given to River Partners for its efforts in restoring habitat and ecosystem functions in California’s floodplains. The Army Corps of Engineers also received the Award for Excellence for its work after Hurricane Katrina. “We are deeply honored to receive this prestigious award and are encouraged by the growing awareness that ecosystems serve an important function in a balanced approached to public safety and floodplain management,” said John Carlon, River Partners’ President.

The Floodplain Management Association (FMA) is a regional organization of professionals from California, Nevada and Hawaii that promotes the development of principles and tools for carrying out effective state and local floodplain management programs and participates in an advisory role in a number of statewide planning efforts.

The above article originally appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of the River Partners Journal.