Mark Kimbrough is this year’s recipient of Carson Water Subconservancy District’s Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for exemplary service in conservation and protection of the Carson River Watershed.
The award, created in 2007, recognizes individuals or organizations who demonstrate a 10-plus-year commitment and accomplish plans and projects to improve and sustain the Carson River Watershed.
Kimbrough has served in the following capacities in his career: Washoe County park ranger, Nevada State park ranger, executive director of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, and owner of Washoe Zephyr Consulting. He has focused on creating sustainable open spaces and trail systems throughout the Eastern Sierra Front and Carson County. He has been closely involved in building the 150-mile Tahoe Rim Trail since 1984.
Kimbrough’s most recent successful project was a redesign and expansion of the Kings Canyon Waterfall trail. He redesigned the trail to avoid erosion, improve sustainability, and create a pleasing hiking experience. He then designed a new trail to offer a more extensive educational and hiking experience of the creek and waterfall.
The award will be presented to Kimbrough at the Carson Water Subconservancy District Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 3137 of the Nevada State Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St. All are welcome to attend the meeting and presentation.
For more information, call Toni Leffler at 775-887-7450.