On the banks of the Colorado River, Doug and Marty Murell opened their home to honor the organization and individuals that spend their time protecting the waters that flow near their home and many in the region.
The Colorado River Alliance, formerly the Colorado River Foundation, announced their new name and reaffirmed their focus on the area at their 12th Annual Cocktails on the Colorado Gala.
Each year at the event, the organization recognizes individuals devoted to the preservation of the region and river. Many received recognition including Ray Wilkerson, who was presented with the River Hero Award.
“Mr. Wilkerson has been a champion of the Colorado River and this honor could not go to a more deserving individual,” said Timothy Timmerman, LCRA Board Chair.
Cocktails on the Colorado directly support natural science education and outdoor recreation for underserved youth, annual river cleanups, and additional community projects that encourage the stewardship, awareness, and protection of the Colorado River.
Photos by Jeff Loftin