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Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD)

255 Kellogg Boulevard East, Ste 101

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-690-9028, fax 651-690-9065

Award Programs


MASWCD offers several award programs to recognize the outstanding conservation achievements taking place through SWCDs and their cooperators.

2014 award winners will be recognized at the MASWCD Annual Convention  December 8th and 9th.


2014 MASWCD Awards


This year's application forms are linked to below in Microsoft Word Format.  Please note all applications must be received in the MASWCD office by Friday, August 22.  With exception of photos and narrative for Outstanding Conservationist, all other materials must be submitted in 8.5 x 11" paper format.


SWCD of the Year Award

recognizes and stimulates leadership within the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) to go above and beyond the base capacity

MASWCD Outstanding SWCD Supervisor Award

honors an SWCD Supervisor who has demonstrated leadership and achieved significant results in the conservation of Minnesota’s soil and water resources

MASWCD/MPCA Community Conservationist Award

honors an individual, business, municipality, or organization for their concern, cooperation, and/or implementation of conservation practices in a community environment

MASWCD/DNR Division of Forestry Outstanding Forest Steward Award

honors landowners who have implemented innovative forestry conservation activities, demonstrated leadership and achieved significant results in the protection of Minnesota’s forestry resources

MASWCD Outstanding Conservationist Award Program

supported by The Farmer magazine

recognizes individuals, conservation organizations, and others for outstanding accomplishments with implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota’s natural resources

MASWCD Media Award

honors an individual or organization for enhancing the visibility of SWCDs and their programs in Minnesota

MASWCD Teacher Award

honors a K-12 educator/professional teacher who has created innovative conservation education activities for reaching students



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