RECOGNIZING LEE WILLBANKS' CONTRIBUTIONS TO SAVE THE RIVER; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 85
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2018)

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       RECOGNIZING LEE WILLBANKS' CONTRIBUTIONS TO SAVE THE RIVER

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                         HON. ELISE M. STEFANIK

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  Ms. STEFANIK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and recognize Lee 
Willbanks as he leaves his role as Executive Director of Save the River 
and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper.
  Since he joined Save the River in 2012, Lee has been instrumental to 
the organization's efforts to preserve and protect the St. Lawrence 
River. His achievements include overseeing the enactment of Plan 2014, 
creating the Bass Catch and Release program, and expanding the Save the 
River In the Schools program.

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  Lee's strong knowledge and passion for conservation issues has made 
him an invaluable leader of Save the River. In recognition of Lee's 
persistent and passionate advocacy of the St. Lawrence River, 
Freshwater Future named Lee a 2016 Freshwater Hero and Citizen Advocate 
of the Year.
  I am thankful that I have had the privilege of working with Lee 
during his tenure at Save the River. On behalf of New York's 21st 
District, I want to thank Lee for his commitment to protecting the St. 
Lawrence River, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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