Every year at the Cienega Watershed Partnership Annual Meeting, CWP honors those who have contributed significantly over time in advancing the mission of the CWP, its public forums, and the Cienega Watershed. The service must be extraordinary both in time and diversity and it must be significant and long term.
The 2018 Wall of Honor inductees are:
Linda Kennedy, who has supported good, applicable science, ensuring that young scientists receive the support and mentoring to initiate research. A botanist and plant ecologist, Linda is known for her expertise in plant identification but she has also planted seeds in many directions–especially in mentoring students and young researchers at the Research Ranch. Read more.
Dan Robinette has worked with ranchers and land managers as a trusted expert to find acceptable grazing plans that are sustainable and economically viable for ranchers. Dan began in the Sonoita Valley at the Empire Ranch in the mid-1970s while working with the Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Read more.
David Scalero has made us all aware of how significant a resource the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve is to the watershed and the Vail community and has worked to preserve it. David has been a key figure in preserving the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, an active participant in the Cienega Corridor Conservation Council, a board member and officer of the Cienega Watershed Partnership, and a water scientist and manager for Cienega Creek. Read more.