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Nominate a Watershed Hero

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is accepting nominations for its 2013 Watershed Heroes Awards. The awards honor individuals and organizations for their work on behalf of providing and protecting clean water in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed. The 2013 Watershed Heroes awards are set for Thursday, October 17. Submissions are due Friday, July 26

A description of the awards: 

  • Excellence in Development Award - Given to a development that successfully protects water quality through the use of Low Impact Development, innovative stormwater management, and natural resource conservation techniques in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed
  • Innovation in Government Award - Given to a government body 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
  • Outstanding Partner Award - Given to an individual or group who has effectively leveraged their assets in partnership with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to achieve exceptional results in natural resource management
  • Youth Naturalist Award - Given to a young person or group of young people who have demonstrated excellent commitment to the environment 
  • Citizen Engagement Award - Given to an individual or organization that effectively engaged citizen participation and initiative in efforts to improve natural resources in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District 
  • Outstanding Contribution Award - Given to an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution that resulted in the protection or improvement of natural resources in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed
  • Lifetime Stewardship Award - 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