Watershed Champion Award
Nomination deadline extended through May 31st!
Due to the evovling situation surrouning COVID-19 the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District has officially canceled the second annual State of the Watershed public meeting scheduled for April 30th at which the Watershed Champion Awards were to be presented. A decision has not yet been made on when the public meeting will be rescheduled for and as such we are extending the nomination deadline through May 31st.
The Board of the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District is pleased to announce that the new Watershed Champion Award program will be accepting nominations for 2020. The purpose of the Watershed Champion Award is to acknowledge and honor those whose contributions to water stewardship have helped the CLFLWD achieve its mission of protecting and improving local water resources. The award will be presented annually by the CLFLWD to an individual, business, organization or community for having demonstrated exceptional stewardship of water resources within the boundaries of the CLFLWD.
2020 Program Details
To nominate an individual, business, organization or community for the Award please provide all the information requested on the nomination form. In order to be considered for the awards presented at the District's State of the Watershed public meeting in April 2020, all nominations must be received by the deadline of May 31st, 2020. Nominations can be submitted in-person, via e-mail, or mailed to the District office at 44 Lake St, South, Suite A, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Attachments that support the nomination are strongly encouraged.
Contribution to be recognized must
- Promote Stewardship of water resources within the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District.
- Demonstrate observable or measurable results toward the District's water quality goals.
- Have been implemented after January 1st, 2016*
Examples of contributions include, but are not limited to: raised public awareness of a specific issue (such as responsible road salt use, groundwater conservation, invasive species, etc.), creation of water resource-friendly public policy, protection of a resource via land trust or wetland restoration, voluntary completion of a rain garden or shoreline restoration project, or economic development that is consistent with good water resource stewardship.
*Contributions implemented prior to January 1st, 2016 will be considered for the award on the condition that sufficient supporting documentation is provided.
Nomination Scoring & Award Selection
All nominations received by the deadline of May 31st, 2020 will be scored for consideration by the Selection Committee. Nominations will be scored on a 5-point scale for each of the following criteria: Promotion of stewardship OR demonstration of observable or measurable results, and overall impact.
A five person committee consisting of one board member, one staff member, and three Citizen Advisory Committee members will review nominations and select the award recipients. Committee members will score each nomination as described above and aggregate scores will be used to help inform the Committee's decision. One award will be given per category. An award does not have to be given in each category if no nominee meets the criteria. An award may be given to a previous winner if subsequent contributions justify doing so.
Awards will be presented at the District's annual State of the Watershed public meeting, and will be displayed permanently and prominently at the District office with the recipient's name listed.