Eric Reutebuch, River Hero!

Former AWW Program Director Eric Reutebuch was one of several honored as a RIVER HERO at the Alabama River’s Alliance (ARA) Water Rally Awards Banquet in Montgomery in March. ARA’s annual awards ceremony is an opportunity to honor individuals who have dedicated their lives to river stewardship and protection.

Eric pictured with ARA Executive Director, Cindy Lowry, and AWWA Vice President Michael Freeman.

To the AWW staff and Water Watchers, it is no surprise that Eric deserves such recognition. He has dedicated his life’s work to protecting Alabama’s water resources, and teaching others to do the same. You would be hard-pressed to find someone as passionate as Eric. Eric, you are AWWESOME!!!

Here are some photo’s from Eric’s work with Alabama’s Rivers

River Hero!
Eric takes samples at Horseshoe Bend.
Eric teaches a Bacteriological Monitoring Workshop
Eric, Dr. Deustch, and Maria Reutebuch talking to Alabamians about Alabama Water Watch at an outreach event
Eric teaches students how to test for pH

Congratulations to Eric and all of the honorees, and thank you for your dedication to protecting Alabama’s waters!

You can read ARA’s full press release and list of honorees on the Alabama River’s Alliance Website:

2 Replies to “Eric Reutebuch, River Hero!”

  1. Eric, no one deserves the “River Hero” award more than you…and those involved with environmental activism knew it a long time ago. You are an inspiration to all. Keep on keepin’ on!

  2. Congratulations to you Eric! You are a wonderful teacher. Myself & my students have been lucky to be inspired by you.

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