Watershed Heroes Awards

Each year 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.

To nominate a hero, visit www.minnehahacreek.org/nominate.

MCWD Watershed Heroes Award Categories and Criteria

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 and 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.