Minnesota Association of

Soil and Water Conservation Districts

 

-- Envirothon

 

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MN Association of Conservation District Employees (MACDE), www.macde.us

 

 

Minnesota Association of

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.

2013 award winners were recognized at the MASWCD Annual Convention  December 2nd and 3rd.

 

2013 MASWCD Awards

 

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

 

̃   list of Outstanding Conservationists from across Minnesota

  news release on State Winner and Area Finalists

 

STATE WINNER:  Ralph Lentz, nominated by Wabasha SWCD

shown at right with Paula Mohr, Editor, The Farmer magazine

 

 

MASWCD Media Award

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

 

Paula Mohr

Editor

The Farmer magazine

nominated by Stearns SWCD

 

at right - Paula Mohr accepted the award from MASWCD West Central Area 2 Director Mike Jorgenson

 
 

MASWCD Teacher Award

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

 

DC Randle

St. Francis High School

nominated by Anoka CD

 

at right - DC Randle accepted the award from Metro Area 4 Director Mary Wetter

 
 

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

 

Bonnie Newhouse

nominated by Wadena SWCD

 

at right - Anne Oldakowski, Wadena SWCD staff, accepted the award from MASWCD Vice President Ian Cunningham, on behalf of Bonnie Newhouse

 
 

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

 

City of Buffalo

nominated by Wright SWCD

 

at right - City of Buffalo representative accepted the award from MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine

 

 

MASWCD Legislator of the Year Award

honors a state or federal legislator for outstanding contributions to the conservation of our soil and water resources

 

State Senator Bev Scalze

 

 

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

 

Yellow Medicine SWCD

 

at right - supervisors and staff from Yellow Medicine SWCD accept their award from MASWCD President Mark Zabel

 
 

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

 

Steve Sunderland

Chippewa SWCD

 

at right - Steve Sunderland accepted the award from MASWCD President Mark Zabel

 

 

 

Partner awards presented in conjunction with the MASWCD convention:

 

   

Outstanding Conservation District Employee

 

sponsored/coordinated by the Board of Water & Soil Resources

Jerad Bach

Blue Earth SWCD

 

at right - representatives from Blue Earth SWCD accepted the award from John Jaschke, BWSR Executive Director, on behalf of Jerad Bach

   

DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources Appreciation Award

 

The award honors an SWCD which has implemented innovative conservation activities, demonstrated leadership and achieved significant results in the protection of Minnesota’s land and water resources.

East Otter Tail SWCD

 

representatives from East Otter Tail SWCD accepted the award from Julie Aadland, Area Hydrologist with the Department of Natural Resources

 

 

 

Past Award Winners:

 

 

 

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