CREEDE, CO., (May 29, 2017):  Zeke Ward joined RWEACT as the Executive Director one year ago this week and is now transitioning into retirement.  “These folks have accomplished a lot of good after the West Fork Complex Fire,” says Mr. Ward.    
As a founding member of the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee, and involved in other City of Creede endeavors, Mr. Ward found his community work a perfect complement to RWEACT work.  Participating in a stakeholder group to bring Doppler radar to the San Luis Valley tops the list of items that Mr. Ward has been instrumental in, as well as assisting Hinsdale County and the Hill 71 communication site.  “It’s been great working with all these people.”
At a recent Board Meeting, RWEACT Chair Travis Smith thanked Zeke Ward for his “commitment to stewardship in the region.”   Administrative Assistant Kristine Borchers will work as Program Director as RWEACT moves into the busy summer season.   
RWEACT (Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team) -- together with the Rio Grande National Forest and funded through the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the Department of Local Affairs, and the Office of Emergency Management – works to promote partnerships and actions that provide for public safety and resiliency of communities and watersheds of the Rio Grande Basin of Colorado. More organizational information can be found at