In 2009 the Karen Danielson Award was created to honor the memory of one of our founding board members. Karen was a strong voice for the Association, and aside from serving as Board President, she also was a field volunteer, committee member, and helped with event planning. She showed a passion for the Bad River Watershed Association and her time and commitment will not be forgotten. Each year the Karen Danielson Award is given to a dedicated volunteer who shows the same energy and passion for the Bad River Watershed Association.
This year the Board has selected April Stone Dahl as the recipient of this award. April served as the first treasurer on the board of the Association when we were founded in 2002. Although she quickly discovered that this was not her passion, she stepped up when she saw the need. April also performed Water Quality monitoring starting in 2002 and often included her whole family. She has taken on large roles planning and catering events and very much enjoyed serving good food and bringing people together who all cared about the watershed. April is a skilled basket weaver and donated some of her pieces for silent auctions and other fundraisers. Sometimes she was doing what she loved, and sometimes she was helping out where help was needed, but her commitment has lasted over so many years and reached across so many areas that the board is very pleased to recognize her with this award. Please tell April congratulations and thank you if you see her out and about.