The Arroyo Seco in Pasadena
Michelle Zack, historical writer and Altadena Town Council member, was given the Best Advocacy award this week by The Council of Arroyo Seco Organizations during their 2008 Arroyo Verde Awards.
Zack has been a tireless advocate for cleaning up the arroyo and serves on the Town Council’s Watershed Committee. She also knows alot about the origins of water and development in Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre. She’s the author of the highly praised book on the history of Altadena called “Altadena: Between Wilderness and City” and wrote the story for the 15-minute docudrama “Eaton’s Water.”
I’m glad to see CASO giving credit where credit is due. Also getting an award was the City of Pasadena for its Central Arroyo Stream Restoration Program. Preserving the Arroyo Seco has been a long fought battle, one that can be won with the right amount of dedication and attention.