Nominate a Watershed Steward Today

CRWD is accepting nominations for the 2018 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 November 16, 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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