Rebel With a Cause is an evening full of celebration, laughter, drinking and honoring conservation heroes, hosted by Conservation Colorado - who Trout Unlimited has worked with on a variety of conservation issues throughout the years. Every year they honor a "Rebel" who has in some way been a hero to the environment. This year they are changing it up a bit and YOU can help choose this year's "Rebel with a Cause". They have selected five different Rebel nominees this year and opened up voting from the public to allow all of us to chose the 2014 honoree. While all of the nominees for the award are truly conservation heroes, we are proud to support one of Trout Unlimited's own Rebels, Melinda Kassen. Melinda has devoted her whole career to becoming a "Water Wonk" (self proclaimed) and has fought some of the biggest fights to protect our streams. At the Environmental Defense Fund, Melinda served as the legal counsel for the conservation opponents of Two Forks Dam. After a stint on Congressional committee staff in Washington, DC, Melinda returned to Colorado in 1998, to launch the Colorado Water Project program for Trout Unlimited. She directed that program until 2010, working to improve stream flows and protect fish habitat. Read more about Melinda here.
Because of all she has done for Trout Unlimited and for Colorado's rivers we hope that you will support Melinda and vote for her to be this years' Rebel With A Cause.
Go to this page to vote: http://conservationco.org/rebelvoting/