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John Frawley (left) was honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Feb. 28 for his work restoring and conserving the San Francisco Bay watershed. Frawley's parents, Chuck and Joyce, traveled from Red Wing to San Francisco for the ceremony.

Frawley honored by San Francisco mayor

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John Frawley's love for the environment began while he was growing up in Red Wing.

"I did a lot of hunting and fishing. I really loved the outdoors," he said. "When I went to school, I looked for a career that would keep me outdoors."


Now, after working 16 years as president and CEO of San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay - currently a non-profit marine nature center, it seems as though Frawley has accomplished that goal.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.