Bear River Refuge volunteer gets national award

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Jeff DeMoss

When Great Salt Lake flooded and reached its highest level on record in the mid-1980s, inundating Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, it took a small army of volunteers to restore it so the public could enjoy it once again.

Leading that army was Bob Ebeling, who has dedicated decades and thousands of hours to maintaining the refuge as one of the best places in Utah for nature and bird lovers.

Three decades of leadership and service have earned Ebeling the coveted National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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