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By Dennis Webb
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
March 25, 2007

SILT — A Silt woman's work with wildlife is about to receive some nationwide attention.

The Boulder-based etown, a program that airs on stations across the country, is honoring Nanci Limbach, who runs the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation. She will receive one of etown's "e-chievement" awards. The awards are given to people working to make a difference in their communities and beyond, on environmental and social fronts.

The weekly radio program features a mix of music and conversation, and seeks to "create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world," according to its website, www.etown.org.

It can be heard on National Public Radio, commercial and community stations. Locally, KDNK in Carbondale airs etown on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

The program honoring Limbach is scheduled to air the week beginning Wednesday, April 18.

Limbach already has gone to the Boulder Theater for the taping of the show. Folk musician John Gorka and Chris Hillman, founding member of The Byrds, were musical guests.

Limbach is being recognized for her efforts in rehabilitating and caring for wildlife such as bears, mountain lions and birds. Over 23 years she has worked with more than 5,000 animals, successfully returning many of them to the wild.

"Also through the foundation, she has educated thousands of children and adults about human impacts and conflicts with wildlife, while offering solutions for a safe coexistence," etown's Web site says.

Limbach said her husband, Paul, nominated her for the award at least three years ago. After being initially contacted by the show, "I kind of had forgotten all about it because I hadn't heard anything for a year," she said.

Limbach this year also received a Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award in the volunteer category for her work at the center.