Zinks Receive Riparian Award

The Colorado Riparian Association awarded Patti and Ed Zink its Excellence in Riparian Management award for 2012. The recognition reflects the couple’s community service, environmental stewardship, and their hours of volunteer time. In 2006 the Zinks enrolled 80 acres of their land in a permanent open space conservation easement and created a 50-acre wetlands at their Waterfall Ranch in the Animas Valley north of Durango. The project conserves the aesthetics of wetland open space, improves water quality, and provides a corridor for bird migration. The Animas River Wetlands will provide habitat for wildlife and serve as a local educational facility. Congratulations Patti and Ed!