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Michael Stewart documented his involvement in preserving the Lobos Creek watershed
Congratulations to Michael Stewart, winner of our 'River Stories' video contest. In his winning video featured above, Michael documents his ongoing efforts to preserve Lobos creek in the Presidio in San Francisco. For Michael, his dedication to the protection and enjoyment of the Pacific Ocean motivated him to clean Lobos Creek, the last ecologically intact, free-flowing year-round creek in San Francisco and the Presidio's source of everyday water. Lobos Creek also provided the backdrop to photographer Ansel Adams' childhood, inspiring his love for the natural world. Michael is also an active volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. After his bike and public transportation, Michael is finding it easier to get to Lobos Creek, the Pacific Ocean and everywhere in between in his environmentally friendly new car, the top prize in our River Stories contest.
Michael's passion for watershed restoration is fueled by his belief that if each of us take care of the places we love — be it a beach, river or reflecting pool — the entire community benefits.
That makes sense to us as well. Keep up the great work, Michael!
Inspired by Michael Stewart's story?
Show your support for Michael's cause with these Lobos Creek Watershed volunteer opportunities:Golden Gate Natural Parks Conservancy
Surfrider Foundation — San Francisco Chapter
Get involved in your own community. What stories can your local waterway tell? Check out these two great organizations to connect with other groups dedicated to protecting waterways in your local area:River Network
A little about the 'River Stories' Contest
In 2008, we invited you to tell your own stories about how you're working to protect and preserve the rivers in your own communities. We received 78 inspiring submissions of river stories from across the country. Thanks to everyone who participated. Best of luck in your preservation projects!Read more in the Press Release
Saving rivers, one person at a timeWe asked you to share your video stories of how you’ve helped rivers as part of our Clean Water program. Hear the winner Michael Stewart and his story.
Watch Michael's winning video
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