MAD Honored with Franklin SWCD Great Blue Heron Award

MAD Scientist Associates, LLC has been recognized for their contributions to conservation through their promotion of wetlands, education outreach, and continuous support in community conservation efforts in Franklin County.  MAD Scientist Associates was awarded the Great Blue Heron Award from Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District

MAD Scientist Associates a longtime supporter of Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District. MAD Scientist Associates has assisted Franklin Soil and Water and Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation in establishing a Creekside buffer in Huber Park and provided volunteers for our annual tree sale, where we provide low cost tree seedlings and native plants to local residents.  Every year this firm participates in events within the City of Westerville, including the annual Party at the Creek nature festival in Westerville.  They recently held their 16th annual Wetlands Workshop for families at Highlands Park.  They also participated in Make A Difference Day where they removed invasive species and planted native trees and shrubs at Boyer Nature Preserve.

Mark Dilley, co-owner of MAD Scientist Associates with his wife Christine Dilley, is a Professional Wetland Scientist and Certified Senior Ecologist with over 20 years of experience in wetland science, field biology, ecology, and environmental studies.  Dilley received the Ohio Alliance for the Environment Award from the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) in the spring of 2015, an award “given to businesses in Ohio that are dedicated to fostering a climate of cooperation for resolving environmental problems.” Mark Dilley has also served as a board member and is currently an associate board member who provides guidance and assistance to the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District board and staff.

The Great Blue Heron Award recognizes outstanding contributions in natural resources and stream protection within Franklin County. Franklin Soil and Water recognizes the importance of partnerships to the sustainability and success of its mission to protect and improve soil and water resources, and is pleased to recognize MAD Scientist Associates, LLC with this award.