We celebrate the amazing people working for clean water and healthy habitats in our community!
Every fall, we take an evening to gather and publicly recognize people making positive changes in the well-being of our lakes, rivers and streams. Many members of the community – homeowners, teachers, faith groups, business leaders, city staff and volunteers – take actions to protect and improve our precious natural resources. The Watershed Excellence Awards and Landscape Ecology Awards Program (LEAP) are an opportunity to recognize some of these efforts.
The Landscape Ecology Awards Program recognizes landowners and managers in the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District who use innovative practices to benefit water quality and natural resources. The District’s volunteer LEAP Team – largely former LEAP winners – manages this program and conducts all judging. Nominations and applications received by the end of July will be scheduled for site visits in August. Awards are presented at our annual recognition ceremony in November. Find inspiration in this list of land stewards honored in previous years.
Nominate an award-worthy neighbor, business, church, or school, or apply on behalf of your very own yard! All you need is an address to get started!
Watershed Excellence Awards
Watershed Excellence Awards recognize our volunteers and partners who make an extraordinary contribution to watershed conservation, education and community outreach. These clean water champions are also celebrated at our annual ceremony. Learn about some of them on our blog.
Have a suggestion for an award candidate? Let us know!