The Saugus River Watershed Council awarded two river stewardship awards during their annual meeting on Wednesday night at the Marina Restaurant. The Saugus River Watershed Council was founded 30 years ago in 1991 to protect and restore the natural resources of the Saugus River watershed. The organization works to improve water quality, restore river habitat and fisheries, educate students about the environment and promote public access and enjoyment of the watershed.
State Representative Jessica Giannino (D-Revere), whose district includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus, was honored as a recipient. “I am so thankful for this distinction, and I look forward to working with the watershed in the future to protect this important environmental asset in our community,” Giannino told The Revere Advocate.
In addition, Altar’d State, a faith-based store headquartered in Tennessee, was also a recipient.
Altar’d State Visual Asst. Manager Katie DeMauro, of Saugus, who accepted the award, told the Advocate that it’s definitely an unexpected honor. “Our mission is to stand out for good,” DeMauro said.
Altar’d State Lead Of Guest Engagement Kimberly Lien said employees have cleaned up the Saugus River behind their MarketStreet Lynnfield location. “We’re thrilled to partner with them,” Lien said.