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Yadkin Riverkeeper wins national award

Dean Naujoks, the Yadkin Riverkeeper, has received River Network’s 2009 National River Hero Award.
The award recognizes individuals who provide leadership, inspire the work of others, utilize innovative strategies and techniques to achieve significant results and foster the growth and sustainability of a watershed community.
The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the River Network’s annual national River Rally in Baltimore this year. To date, 28 individuals have been honored as National River Heroes, an award created in 2001 by the National River Network.
Naujoks was presented the award at the 10th annual National River Rally in Baltimore.
Naujoks served as the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper for seven years before becoming the Yadkin Riverkeeper in October 2008.

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