Letter to the editor: Lawton launched water sampling

I am writing to thank the Addison Independent and Marin Howell on a generous article regarding my involvement and retirement from Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative.  I also want to correct a bit of the information I gave for the article.  

Riverwatch and water sampling efforts were first begun in the county by Davis Lawton, also a teacher at MUHS, who worked with students and others, and raised funds in the late 80s and early 90s. After several years, he stepped aside and Paul Scarramucci’s lab was then used. 

I’m very glad to have my lagging memory prompted and to applaud all the interested citizens who have worked over the past decades to improve water quality and protect area streams and rivers.

Heidi Willis,


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