Watershed Heroes Awards

Every 5 years MCWD recognizes community members who have made significant contributions or accomplishments that improve the quality of water, and by extension, the quality of life in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

The 2017 Watershed Heroes award recipients were announced at the concluding event of our 50th anniversary event series, the Sunset Celebration, on Thursday, November 2 at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis. Learn about the awardees.


MCWD Watershed Heroes Award Categories and Criteria

  • Partnership - Given to an organization or individual that has effectively leveraged their assets in partnership with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to achieve exceptional results in natural resource management, integrate their work with the District's and add broader value to the community.

  • Innovation - Given to an organization or individual that has implemented innovative policies, programs, or projects to protect and improve quality of water, quality of life in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed.

  • Excellence - Given to an organization or individual that achieves outstanding natural resource benefits in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.
  • Sound Science - Given to an organization or individual that makes a meaningful contribution to the scientific body of knowledge related to natural resource protection.
  • Service - Given to an organization or individual that has demonstrated a commitment to the environment or whose actions have resulted in the protection or improvement of natural resources in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed.

  • Young Naturalist - Given to an organization or individual that has demonstrated a commitment to the environment or whose actions have resulted in the protection or improvement of natural resources in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed.

  • Cynthia Krieg Lifetime Stewardship Award - Given will be given to an individual who has, during his or her lifetime, played a significant and lasting role in watershed management and demonstrated leadership in natural resources stewardship.

 

Photos of the 2017 Watershed Heroes

Mr Olson accepting the Partnership award from Manager Loftus

Japs-Olson accepting the Partnership Award

Lennar representative accepting the Innovation award from Manager Olson

Lennar Corporation accepting the Innovation Award

Park Nicollet representatives accepting Excellence award from Manager Loftus

Park Nicollet accepting the Excellence Award

Gail Sorensen accepting Sound Science award on behalf of Dr. Sorensen from Manager Becker

Gail Sorensen accepting on behalf of Dr. Soresen the Sound Science Award

Group from Minneapolis Area Synod of ELCA accepting Service award from Manager Rogness

Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA accepting the Service Award

Group from Blake School's 4th Grade Class accepting Young Naturalist Award from Manager White

Blake School 4th Grade Class accepting the Young Naturalist Award

Peggy Knapp accepting Lifetime Achievement Award from Manager White

Peggy Knapp accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award