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Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 8 10:24:28 PDT 2010



Paul Tebbel
Executive Director, Friends of the River
tel. (916) 442-3155 x212

cell (916) 215-6172
paul at friendsoftheriver.org


Amy Peake

Press Secretary, Rep. George Miller

Tel: (202) 225-2095

Amy.Peake at mail.house.gov




Rep. George Miller And photographer Tim Palmer 

to receive prestigious river awards

from environmental organization


Sacramento, CA (October 8, 2010) - Congressman George Miller (7th District,
East Bay of San Francisco) will receive the 2010 Peter H. Behr Award from
Friends of the River (FOR), a statewide river conservation organization at
their annual California River Awards, October 8 in San Francisco. 


Serving California since 1975, Congressman Miller is one of the U.S.
Congress's most effective and consistent advocates for the nation's water,
wildlife, and wild lands.  An expert on California water issues, his
accomplishments include providing key leadership in protecting the
Endangered Species Act, co-authoring the California Desert Protection Act
and, in 1992, passing the historic California water reform law -- the
Central Valley Project Improvement Act -- that mandated a doubling of
California's salmon populations and the protection of other fish and


"For the past 35 years, Congressman Miller has been a true friend of
California's rivers," said Paul Tebbel, Friends of the River's Executive


The Peter H. Behr Award is presented by Friends of the River to an elected
official who has taken significant and noteworthy action to preserve and
protect California rivers. The award is named after Peter H. Behr
(1917-1997), esteemed California State Senator, Conservationist, and father
of the 1972 California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. 

Previous honorees include State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Senator Barbara
Boxer and State Senator Lois Wolk. 


Also receiving an award at the California River Awards is author &
photographer Tim Palmer, who has written about rivers and the California
landscape for over 30 years.  His just-published book, Rivers of California,
captures the variety, vitality and majesty of California's rivers.  Palmer
will receive the Mark Dubois Award given to those extraordinary individuals
whose efforts echo the spirit shown by Mark Dubois, the first director of
Friends of the River, whose campaign to protect the Stanislaus River
captured the nation's attention. 



Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 mobile

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