Who is Mark Angelo?
Mark Angelo, CM OBC hails from Burnaby, British Columbia and is an internationally celebrated river conservationist, writer, speaker, teacher and paddler. He is the founder and chair of both BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, an event now embraced by millions of people in more than 60 countries. In 2009, Mark was appointed as the inaugural chair of the Rivers Institute at the British Columbia Institute of Technology before recently retiring. Prior to that, he was the long-time head of the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program at BCIT.
Mark has received the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada in recognition of his river conservation efforts over the past four decades. Among his many other awards are the inaugural United Nations Stewardship Award and the National River Conservation Award. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University for his river conservation work both locally and globally.
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