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Conservation Awards

Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!

Outstanding Conservation Employee - Administrative Assistant:           

Nikki Larson, Lafayette County

OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION EMPLOYEE - TECHNICIAN/EDUCATOR: 

Dan O'Connell, Portage County

OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION EMPLOYEE - COUNTY CONSERVATIONIST: 

Greg Cleereman, Marinette County

Friend of conservation:

Pat Koehnke

CONSERVATION STEWARD:

John Eron, Eron Agronomics

CONSERVATION FARMER OF THE YEAR: 

The Yanke Family / Echo-Y Farms, Sauk County

2019 Conservation Awards

Nominations are due by December 31, 2018. Updated nomination forms will be available later this spring. Documents are available in Word format; please request from Chris at chris [at] wisconsinlandwater.org.  

Conservation Farmer of the Year:  This award promotes total farm conservation accomplishments by recognizing farmers performing outstanding work, including community involvement and conservation education. The state winner is asked to host Conservation Observance Day and will receive reimbursement up to $3000 from Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Outstanding Conservation Employee:  This award recognizes a land conservation department employee who has made significant contributions to land and water conservation. There are three categories in which you can nominate an individual:

1) County Conservationist/Administrator/Supervisor

2) Technician/Planner/Project Manager/GIS Specialist/Agronomist/Educator

3) Administrative Assistant/Clerical

Outstanding Supervisor:  This award recognizes a land conservation committee supervisor who has provided strong and effective leadership in promoting resource conservation through their own actions and work in their community.

Conservation Steward:  This award recognizes a person(s) or entity(ies) whose outstanding work, leadership or project exemplifies dedication to the conservation and protection of Wisconsin's natural resources.

Special Recognition/Friend of Conservation:  This award recognizes an individual, business, organization, agency, etc. outside of the association and its membership for outstanding contributions to conserving our natural resources.