Oceanside CA– Oceanside resident, Steve Kwik was honored at San Diego Coastkeeper Coastal Champion awards celebration held last week at Birch Aquarium. Every month Steve, often accompanied by trusty pup Kai, leads a team of volunteers or trainees out to collect the water samples that Coastkeeper uses to monitor pollutants in the Los Peñasquitos watershed.
As a tireless volunteer, Steve makes it possible for the Coastkeeper team to collect water quality data from the many watersheds through San Diego allowing them to monitor our water quality throughout the year filling the gap created by limited government resources.
Quick to lend a helping hand or provide guidance to new volunteers, Steve is a favorite among seasoned volunteers and new ones alike. Steve’s unfailingly positive energy and reliability make him this years Volunteer of the Year. Steve works and lives in Oceanside with his family.
The Coastal Champions Awards celebrates the hard work of some of our strongest leaders in marine conservation and water protection. For more info visit sdcoastkeeper.org