Sharon Cook, with her husband Steve, headed the FLFR environmental education big event, Kids Day on the River for more than 10 years as well as coordinating FLFR’s participation at the Blount County Fair. They also developed & built the Recycle Bean Bag throw game for FLFR as well as building the FLFR character, Buddy the Beaver. Their new FLFR project is a county-wide Art and Photo Contest due for the summer of 2018. “We hope that focusing on the beauty of our river and all that it brings to enhance our lives will bring more pride for the river, more interest in protecting it, more time enjoying it.”

Sharon Cook has always found refuge in nature. “It’s where I go to center and collect myself and feel God’s presence.” Sharon and Steve moved to the banks of the Blackburn Fork in 2003 and have been Alabama Water Watch monitors since then. They love sharing the river with the critters and plants that share the woods and waters of Blount County. Sharon is a retired psychologist who loves to garden, do art work, play with pets, travel and gather with friends.