As a tribute to Susan Lamb on the occasion of her retirement from the position of CEO at Meewasin, the Meewasin Board has established the â€œSusan Lamb Endowment Fundâ€ in 2012. The fund will be managed by the Saskatoon Community Foundation for the benefit of Meewasin. Meewasinâ€™s education programs have always been particularly important to Susan; to honour that importance, the Board decided that the annual earnings from the new $10,000 fund will be dedicated to support education and conservation work in the northeast swale in perpetuity. Contributions to the new fund will be accepted from all interested persons.
During her tenure Meewasin was named one of the top four river basin agencies in the world in 2004 and again in 2006 by the River Foundation in Brisbane, Australia in a prize competition that has been compared to the Nobel Prize for rivers. Ingrained in the community, Susan was named YWCA Woman of Distinction in 1995 for her business and community work and received a Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2006.
Susan has always kept the long-view of Meewasin in mind, and the Susan Lamb Fund for Meewasin Valley Endowment is a fitting tribute to her service and part of her legacy at Meewasin and will continue for as long as the river runs.