Tuck Stebbins Receives Susie Stephens Award
Tuck Stebbins was presented with the Susie Stephens Award for his exceptional volunteer service over the past several years. This award has been given annually for 14 years in memory of Susie Stephens who served as the Methow Conservancy’s Development Director in the early 2000s. The award recognizes individuals who carry on Susie’s endless energy for helping others, and her strong belief that education about conservation can make a difference. Tuck has been to almost every volunteer opportunity the Conservancy has hosted since he moved to the Valley three years ago. This year in particular he really stepped up and showed his resourcefulness and can- do attitude. He took a leading role at Homestream Park where he oversaw the removal of ten tons of debris and hand-built two wonderful trails for river access. This past August, Tuck convinced his physicist colleague to drive cross-country with two homemade telescopes to help him co-lead a star gazing party up at Sun Mountain. “The best part about having Tuck as a volunteer is that he is game for anything,” says Daniel Senner Community Conservation Coordinator for the Methow Conservancy.