The Brandywine Red Clay Association recently honored former executive director and current conservation director, Bob Struble Jr., with the Clayton M. Hoff Award, writes Shawn Weigel for the Hockessin (Del.) Community News.
Struble, who has been with the BRCA for 43 years, is retiring from his full-time duties. But he’s not ready to completely give up his office outside West Chester.
“We’re working things out so that I am available on a limited basis,” he said.
Struble graduated from Unionville High School before joining the Navy. He later completed his postgraduate studies in urban and regional planning.
He began his new career at the Chester County Planning Commission before stepping into his BRCA position. He served in that position until nine years ago, when Jim Jordan took over.
This allowed Struble to become conservation director and focus on projects like “Red Streams Blue.” This targets impacted streams identified by federal standards and implements changes to improve their quality.
“We had just started it, and to get that really geared up required a lot of attention,” he said.
Read more about Bob Struble Jr. in the Hockessin (Del.) Community News here.