Palo Alto woman wins 2012 National Wetlands Award Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on May 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 3, 2012, 2:35 PM
Posted by Mary Alice Reid, a resident of Mountain View, on May 4, 2012 at 8:12 am
"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.
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