Nominate a Watershed Steward Today

CRWD is accepting nominations for the 2017 Watershed Steward Awards to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify watershed stewardship through activities or projects that demonstrate a commitment to help protect, manage and improve our lakes and the Mississippi River. To nominate an individual or organization, complete the online form below and click submit, or download a copy of the Watershed Steward Nomination Form.  All nominations are due by October 31, 2017.  The Award’s Ceremony is scheduled for January 18, 2018.

Contact Jessica Bromelkamp at or (651) 644-8888 with questions.

Award Categories:

  • Watershed Citizen Award: Given to an individual who has demonstrated a personal commitment to citizen engagement, project initiation or exceptional leadership that supports CRWD’s mission.
  • Watershed Partner Award: Given to an organization that has demonstrated through its policies, practices or projects a commitment to CRWD’s mission by consistently implementing innovative stormwater management solutions.
  • Watershed Outreach Program Award: Given to an organization that has demonstrated through its policies, practices or projects a commitment to CRWD’s mission by connecting residents to clean water practices through education art and other means.
  • Young Watershed Steward Award: Given to a young person or group of young people who have undertaken projects that exemplify a commitment to CRWD’s mission.
  • Watershed Project Award: Given to an organization, group or individual for a project that demonstrates an innovative and effective solution for protecting, managing and improving water resources of CRWD.
  • Lifetime Stewardship Award: Given to an individual who has, during his or her lifetime, played a significant leadership role in the stewardship of CRWD’s water resources.
  • Nominator Information

  • Nominee Information

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  • How does the individual, organization or project help protect and improve water resources of CRWD?
  • Additional Considerations

    The Award’s Committee will also consider the following criteria when reviewing nominations.

    • Reaches new or underserved audiences
    • Reaches unusually large groups
    • Represents a new kind of business or organization
    • Connects residents with CRWD in new and creative ways
    • Develops or expands relationships with partners and the public
    • Treats a large amount of stormwater runoff
    • Leverages resources
    • Uses resources and the budget efficiently
    • Proactively partners with CRWD
    • Demonstrates innovative practices or technologies
    • Furthers the mission of the CRWD in new or innovative ways
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