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HFF Annual Awards
The Manlove Award is given annually to someone who has given extraordinary service to the Henry’s Fork Foundation.
Bob Rosenberg received the Manlove Award this year for giving freely of his time and resources as a passionate HFF board member for two terms, including three years as the board chairman. With the support of the board, he successfully started a major fundraising effort to ensure the Foundation’s work would continue far into the future.
Bob is a retired endodontist from Marin County, CA. In the mid-1990s, he and his wife Susan built their Pinehaven residence and he took up fly-fishing. He founded SOFFE, the Society of Fly Fishing Endodontists, and continues to help organize the Foundation’s California Reception and Fundraiser.
The Conservation Award is given to a person who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the unique fishery, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry’s Fork watershed.
Joyce Edlefsen received the 2012 Conservation Award for her uncompromising coverage of conservation issues in the Henry’s Fork watershed. Joyce is a native of Driggs, Idaho and her earliest memories are of fishing the Teton River with her dad, Kelly Driggs, in a homemade riverboat. In 1981 she became a reporter for the Fremont County News (now the Standard Journal). Since then, she has worked in just about every part of the paper’s business, including as editor for six years.
Joyce covered hydropower threats to the Henry’s Fork in the early 1980s, the transfer of Mesa Falls into public ownership, the Island Park Dam sediment spill and the resulting formation of the Henry’s Fork Watershed Council, the fight over reintroduction of the grizzly bear, and the Fremont County motorized boat controversy.
After learning about winning the award, Joyce responded “Years ago when I was a young reporter Bill Manlove came to the Standard Journal with information about a new organization he was helping to start. I was impressed with this new idea and told him I wanted to join, but he told me no. Instead, he said, I could do more good if I wrote—in an unbiased way—about the Foundation. I hope I have done that.”
Without the generous contribution of time and talent from many dedicated volunteers, HFF could not accomplish its mission. The Foundation began honoring these people with the Volunteer Award in 2006.
Mary Carter Hepworth was named the 2012 Volunteer Award Winner for contributing 800-plus hours to organizing and archiving the files and papers of the Henry’s Fork Foundation. History is in Mary’s blood. Her grandmother served as the president for Daughters of Utah Pioneers and wrote several books from the journals of women pioneers.
During her career at Boise State University, Mary left her mark by archiving the papers of Ted Trueblood and wrote a guide to the Ted Trueblood Collection at the University. But Mary’s most distinct mark on the world is in the countless hours she has volunteered to help others.
Mary continues to serve the community by organizing the Henry’s Fork Watershed Library, which has grown into hundreds of items over the years.