FLSSP Founder Connie Marsh Selected to Receive 2019 Ruth Kees Environmental Award
Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly recently presented Connie Marsh with the 2019 Ruth Kees Environmental Award — Issaquah’s highest honor for environmental advocates.
Connie was selected for her leadership and dedication to environmental issues in the community. She was a founder of Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, served on the board of directors its first year and continues as a member of the non-profit’s Advisory Group. Connie keeps a close eye on park development with special regards to the environment.
For decades, Connie has been a stalwart environmental activist and community resource in Issaquah, serving as a key leader to the Issaquah Environmental Council during its full existence. She has also served on many city committees and devoted countless hours to faithfully attending City Council, committee, board and commission meetings to advocate for environmental issues.
The Ruth Kees namesake award is given to individuals whose sustained achievements are especially noteworthy and deserving of special recognition.