The following award recipients were recognized at the
MASWCD Annual Convention.
Waters Appreciation Award: Kandiyohi SWCD
Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Division of Waters sponsors this award to honor a SWCD which has implemented
innovative conservation practices, demonstrated leadership and achieved
significant results in the wise management of Minnesota's water resources.
Forestry - Outstanding Forest Steward Award (click
this text for an article on the Hongs): Howard
and Edna Hong, Hovland MN Nominated by Cook
MASWCD and DNR Division of Forestry
co-sponsor a forestry award to honor landowners who have implemented innovative
forestry conservation activities, demonstrated leadership and achieved
significant results in the wise management of Minnesota's forest resources.
Media Award: John G. White, Editor, Clara City
MASWCD presents this award to honor a
reporter or broadcaster who actively promotes the importance of good stewardship
of Minnesota's soil and water resources through the media.
here to read John G. White's letter of appreciation for receiving the MASWCD
Outstanding District Employee Award,
presented by the Board of Water & Soil Resources:
Dennis Fuchs, Stearns SWCD
Outstanding Supervisor Award: Bill Bryson,
MASWCD presents this award each year to
a supervisor who has provided responsible leadership and demonstrated an
outstanding concern for conserving Minnesota's soil and water resources.
MASWCD 2002 Legislator of the Year
SWCD of the Year, sponsored by MASWCD and The Farmer
The purpose of this award is to
recognize and honor a Soil and Water Conservation District for accomplishments
and leadership in conserving our soil and water resources.
The Farmer Magazine/MASWCD Outstanding Conservationist
Award - State Winner, selected from the following
DON AND ELAINE KENYON
nominated by the East Otter Tail SWCD.
Area I - Joel
& Polly Rohde & children (Keri & Cody);
STATE WINNER/Area II-Don
& Elaine Kenyon; E. Otter Tail
Area III - John
Murray Family; Carlton SWCD
Area IV - Chuck
and Debbie Kaproth; Benton SWCD
Area V - David
and Fran Fier; Lincoln SWCD
Area VI - Dambroten
Farms: Don and Lola, Dean, Jim & Ginny;
Area VII - Gary
Pestorious/Sunset Farms; Freeborn SWCD