Azzam Alwash, partner on our LDRC project at Lake Dukan, getting the recognition he deserves for all of his work in Iraq. Azzam Alwash grew up going in and out of the marshes of Iraq with his father, who was in charge of irrigation. When Saddam Hussein rose to power, Alwash moved to the United
Today we are proud to announce that Azzam Alwash – who joined us in transporting the boats to Iraq in 2012 – has received the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work with Nature Iraq! The award recognized his contributions towards restoring Iraq’s marshes. Congratulations!
Lake Dukan RC became a certified non-profit and we are officially 501c3 approved! The email came in from the IRS a couple days ago. Thanks to all for this achievement (particularly Jake, Bruce and Jens). More things planned for 2013!
Florian Mennigen, Gold medalist at the London 2012 Olympics with the German eight, fills out his checklist of life accomplishments. Next stop was today at Bellevue Palace, the German Whitehouse if you like. Today, President of Germany, Joachim Gauck honored the crew that made the old rowing nation of Germany back their pride after winning
LDRC Board of Directors member Florian Mennigen, three time world champion (2009, 2010, 2011) and captain of the German rowing team is now an Olympic Gold Medalist! Our best wishes to Florian and his team. We’re honored to have one of the world’s fastest rowers as part of this project. See his bio here.
A fantastic piece about the LDRC’s efforts are in this week’s Wall St. Journal. Click here to read the story on the WSJ page, or see below: Intense efforts are now under way in New York and Iraq to create a rowing club in a place that isn’t sure it wants one, by men who