International River Conservationist, Mark Angelo
30 years ago, Mark Angelo organized a few friends to float the Thompson River and clean up garbage. That was the genesis of BC Rivers Day, a day that celebrates our rivers and the need for their conservation. 6 years ago after the UN's International Year of Freshwater, BC Rivers Day went global becoming World Rivers Day. An event celebrated in over 60 countries by millions of people. For his work Mark Angelo has been honoured with the Order of BC, the Order of Canada and the United Nations Stewardship Award. He is a tireless river conservationist, an avid spring creek angler and an inspiration.