WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today recognized the achievement of the Sun River Watershed group from Cascade, MT for recently being named one of four finalists for the 2015 North American Riverprize. Since 1994, the group has prioritized the management and restoration of the river.
Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/content/contact-steve.
The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:
RECOGINIZNG SUN RIVER WATERSHED GROUP
I rise to recognize Montana’s Sun River Watershed group from Cascade, Montana, which was recently named one of four finalists for the 2015 North American Riverprize, a prestigious recognition from the International River Foundation. The award is meant to honor projects that have demonstrated excellence and diversity in river restoration.
The Sun River Watershed group was formed in 1994 and has since prioritized the management and restoration of the river. Nineteen years later, the project is still succeeding. The group has formed a collaborative effort to discuss and solve natural resource issues and have acted as a seamless liaison between management agencies and the public.
Although the Sun River Watershed was not awarded the top prize, their tireless work makes all of Montana exceedingly proud. They should be commended for their dedication on restoring river flows to the Sun River, as well as, improving efficiency of water allocation for irrigation. To Montana, you are our winner for making our state a better place to live, work and enjoy.