In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District seeks nominations for the 2017 Watershed Heroes Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who do outstanding work to help keep lakes, streams and wetlands clean.
The recipients will be announced at the concluding the Sunset Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis.
The awards, which have been given out annually since the watershed district’s 40th anniversary, have been restructured to reflect the guiding principles of the district: partnership, innovation, excellence, sound science and service. They also include a Young Naturalist Award and a Lifetime Stewardship Award in memory of Cynthia Krieg, who dedicated her life to natural resource protection and public service.
“We are excited about this new generation of Watershed Heroes awards, which embody the values we work hard to uphold every day,” said Sherry White, president of the watershed district Bboard of managers. “And bringing them to the communities will allow us to honor the environmental stewardship that’s happening all across our watershed.”
Nominations for the awards can be submitted at minnehahacreek.org/nominate. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 21.