The 2011 Ripple Award was presented at MyRWA's Annual Meeting on Oct. 25th.
The Ripple Award highlights the work of an individual that while seemingly small or localized has far reaching impacts on the larger community - much like ripples that are sent out from throwing a rock in a pond. The 2011 Ripple Award honored Jack Markley, in memoriam, as a tireless advocate for Belle Isle Marsh and the local environment. Jack lived along Belle Isle Marsh and was passionately invested in its cleanup as well as sharing this valuable and beautiful resource with others. Jack was active in many environmental groups, including MyRWA and the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh. He truly served as a testament to one person making a difference. MyRWA is coordinating with other groups to develop a memorial at Belle Isle Marsh.