This weeks COW is Ernie Kilman. His nominator writes, "Ernie is the Kings River's best friend, and by extension, a friend to all who enjoy its pristine beauty. As the operator of Kings River Outfitters, he serves as a portal to another dimension of beauty and harmony. He has helped thousands of first-time paddlers launch a life-long journey of discovery and nature appreciation. He's organized many river clean-ups and worked closely with governmental and private agencies to preserve the river for future generations. He's also a riverscape artist and his paintings of the Kings make it possible for those far from its shores to share its awesome beauty."