Fran Pijar, 2017 Volunteer of the Year

2017 Volunteer of the Year

Fran Pijar of Mystic, Conn.

Retired aerospace engineer and recording secretary for Clean Up Sound and Harbors, Inc.

Fran Pijar, pictured here, was awarded the 2017 Volunteer of the Year award for his water quality work along Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River.
Fran Pijar was awarded Save The Bay’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year award for his dedicated work assisting Coastkeeper Dave Prescott’s water quality efforts.

Fran Pijar has been a dedicated water quality volunteer in Westerly since 2012, and a significant asset to Save The Bay’s water quality advocacy and outreach in Little Narragansett Bay and along the South Coast. Every two weeks from May through October, he accompanies South County Coastkeeper Dave Prescott out onto the lower Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay to help with testing of these local waters. He organizes, enters, and quality-checks all data collected and has helped with species collection and scallop restoration.