Barnes awarded for work with county reservoir

Phillip Barnes of Wamego was among 14 recipients Feb. 22 of awards for the 2013 Conservation Achievement Program at a reception and banquet in Salina.

Barnes earned the stream monitor award for his work with the Marion Reservoir Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy.

From 2006 through 2013, Barnes helped monitor water quality in the two major tributaries of Marion Reservoir, French Creek and north Cottonwood River, and in-flow and out-flow of the reservoir.

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