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Palo Alto woman wins 2012 National Wetlands Award

Original post made on May 3, 2012

Florence LaRiviere has frequented Palo Alto's Baylands since the 1950s, but she said developments diminished much of the bayside environment. The Environmental Law Institute will award the 60-year Palo Alto resident with the 2012 National Wetlands Award and name her Wetland Community Leader of the Year for her work preserving the Baylands.

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Posted by Martin L
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thank you, Florence.
Our society needs more heroes like you.

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Posted by Mary Alice Reid
a resident of Mountain View
on May 4, 2012 at 8:12 am

Thank you!
"When we started 35 years ago, most people didn't even know what a wetland was, or that the Bay Area had one, or their value to the environment," said Arthur Feinstein, Conservation Chair of the committee.
Wow, great article, amazing woman, thank you thank you for all you have done and continue to do.

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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

A thousand thank you messages should be posted here for you, Florence.

Your prescience and hard work are appreciated by all -- flora and fauna.


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Posted by Celia and Ginny
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Way to go Mom!! We are proud of you.

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Posted by Barbara and Barry
a resident of another community
on May 7, 2012 at 12:53 am

thank you Florence, and thank you Arthur for giving readers not yet fortunate enough to have encountered Florence in person, a sense of her strongly attractive (and a little bit salty) presence, and the poetic perceptions, shaping sensitivity, and dauntless determination that flow within and from her to far-reaching benevolent transformative effect

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