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River Hero Award Wrap Up

October 3rd, 2008 by Kristina Shands


We had a wonderful time last night honoring Dr. Liane Russell as the 2008 Bill Russell River Hero Award recipient.  A crowd of about 80 people gathered at the beautiful Foundry at World’s Fair Park to celebrate Lee’s many incredible accomplishments.  Check out our Flickr page for photos from last night’s celebration.

After the presentation, TCWN Board President Greg Buppert announced the award will now be the “Liane and Bill Russell River Hero Award.”  Greg also presented Lee with two white fringetrees that will be planted in her honor at two of her favorite places, Obed Wild and Scenic River and Frozen Head State Park.

We have to thank our sponsors for their support:

Communication Resources
Globally Green Consulting, LLC
Knoxville News Sentinel
Joe W. McCaleb & Associates
The Nature Conservancy- Tennessee Chapter
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

We’d also like to thank Anetta Watson, WATE 6 News Anchor Gene Patterson, Phil Campbell, the staff of The Foundry, TCWN board members Greg Buppert, Katie Larue, Janet King and Dennis McCarthy, TCWP board members and all those that joined us for an unforgettable night.


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