To round out her February, Kincey Potter, who retired as Chair of the South River Federation last October, received two awards in two days from local environmental groups.
At the annual “South River on the Half Shell” auction fund raiser of the South River Federation, she received the South River Hero Award for her past seven years of service and accomplishments in leading the Federation to its current leadership in watershed conservation, preservation and restoration, and its advocacy for sustainable development policies for the watershed going forward.
The second award — Kincey insists it was just a little thank your gift — was from a group that Kincey has worked with for only the past year: the [Anne Arundel] Watershed Stewards Academy, which is a new private sector group being organized to take over a former public initiative to train citizen-volunteers in actual land use practices and restoration activities (think rain gardens and rain barrels) to prevent and mitigate negative effects of development on watersheds throughout the county. Kincey was especially recognized for the major investment she has made over the past year to recruit and organize a high powered Board of Directors that can provide useful guidance and leverage for the activities of the volunteers trained by the Academy. In addition to the nice photo-plaque below, they gave her a book on the Chesapeake and a Cedar (maybe three). Very nice, and thanks guys.