HooRWA is a citizens’ group that looks after the river. We are dedicated to the habitat restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed, through education, research and advocacy. We envision a watershed that is ecologically sound and adds to the quality of life of its residents.
The Irving Jack Tanzman Award for 2020 was presented at HooRWA’s Annual Meeting to Richard (Dick) Schlesinger of Williamstown. The Irving Jack Tanzman Friend of the Hoosic Award honors a citizen who exemplifies the service and commitment of Irving Tanzman to the Hoosic River and its watershed. This year’s award was given to Dick for his many volunteer hours collecting stream temperature data on the Hoosic River and its tributaries to document the effects of climate change and the importance of cold water streams and his assistance with mapping stream culverts.
Lauren Stevens with Dick Schlesinger
HooRWA has published “Dispatches from the Beyond Place: Tales of the Hoosic River,” A copy can be found here on our website under the About Us tab and then under History.