The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC) is pleased to announce that Margaret Miner, of Roxbury, CT, is the first-year recipient of The Dr. Marc J. Taylor Environmental Stewardship Award. The award presentation will be held on June 13 at PRWC’s Annual Benefit at The Mill House Antiques and Gardens in Woodbury.
Dr. Taylor, who passed away in June of 2012, is remembered as a highly respected and compassionate physician, educator, and environmental leader. It was in his retirement from the medical profession that Dr. Taylor turned his keen intellect and calm demeanor toward fostering coalition-based solutions for the benefit of the environment. In 1999, Dr. Taylor and a group of his peers founded the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition to study the quality and quantity of water in the Pomperaug Watershed, a 90-square mile area that touches eight towns in western Connecticut. With science at its core and education as its hallmark, PRWC works with watershed towns, regulatory agencies, environmental organizations and community volunteers to continue Dr. Taylor's legacy in stewarding the local water resources.
PRWC’s Board of Directors established this award in 2015 to further recognize Marc for his countless environmental stewardship contributions. John Lacadie, PRWC Board Chairman, emphasized that, “in selecting Margaret for this award, PRWC is appreciatively acknowledging her as an individual who has demonstrated similar outstanding dedication and leadership for the conservation of natural resources. We know that Marc would have been as extremely pleased as we are with recognizing Margaret for her environmental accomplishments locally and at the state and federal level.”
Margaret is the Executive Director of Rivers Alliance and Vice Chairman of the CT Water Planning Council Advisory Group and advocates on behalf of numerous environmental organizations throughout the State. Among the many who endorsed Margaret for this award was Lori Brown, executive director of the CT League of Conservation Voters. In her comments Lori stated: “Marc and Margaret worked together for decades on behalf of the environment. Together, they made amazing progress to improve laws that today help protect the quality and quantity of Connecticut’s precious water resources and the life they support.”
More about PRWC, this award and the upcoming Annual Benefit can be found on the PRWC website or by contacting PRWC at 203-263-0076.