This year’s River Hero is Bob Neubert

BobNeubertCongratulations goes to Bob Neubert who is the recipient of the prestigious Clean Streams Partner Award. Bob has been with the Lucas County Engineer’s Office since 1999 and works in the Drainage Department, handling drainage related issues in all 11 Townships in the County. He received his Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from Owens Community College. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager, Engineering Technician and Surveying Technician. He has been on the Clean Your Streams planning team since 2004, leading volunteers in removing trash from our rivers. Bob has been involved in improving water quality both professionally as an employee of the County, and personally, as a Boy Scout Leader.

As a very active volunteer leader for the last 12 years in Boy Scouts, he has involved “his boys” in Clean Your Streams, from the morning set up to the last of the clean up at the picnic. He has led a large workshop on water quality for Boy Scouts across the region, leading 180 scouts in Storm Drain Marking. He is always ready to offer up his help and pitch in on all the “behind the scenes” work it takes to effectively engage hundreds of kids in hands on learning about improving water quality. For those reasons, the Board selected Bob as the 2015 recipient of the Clean Streams Partner Award. The award is given to a river hero that demonstrates exceptional dedication to the health of our waterways.