Zack wins Arroyo advocacy award

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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.

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I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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