LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE
October 16, 2012
Lake Superior Magazine is honored to introduce the winner of its 2012 Achievement Award – The Bad River Watershed Association. The award was announced in the October/November issue of Lake Superior Magazine currently available on the newsstands.
The award will be formally presented at the November 15 meeting of the association in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute building at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, at 6 p.m.
The Bad River Watershed Association (BRWA), based in Ashland, was formed in 2002. Its mission encompasses education about the watershed, developing ways to connect residents to the watershed and activities geared toward protecting the water quality of the rivers, streams and Lake Superior.
Despite the small size of the area population and of the association membership, the group has undertaken many ambitious and critical projects within and slightly beyond the large watershed. Volunteers do regular monitoring of water quality, establishing a base of data helpful in reviewing future developments. The association has connected federal programs to local governments to replace inadequate culverts in the district and for other projects. It has also begun working with landowners to encourage water-health practices.
“Our annual Achievement Award is meant to honor and call attention to the work of groups or individuals who have significantly contributed to the well-being of Lake Superior and its people,” says Lake Superior Magazine editor Konnie LeMay. “For us, the Bad River Watershed Association is a perfect choice. It demonstrates through its staff and volunteers that people can make a difference for water quality. The association also can serve as a true role model for other small communities around Lake Superior also interested in protecting their watersheds.”
Lake Superior Magazine began giving out an annual Achievement Award in 1994. The bimonthly, full-color magazine has subscribers in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and 26 foreign countries. It is part of the family-owned Lake Superior Port Cities Inc. with offices at 310 E. Superior St., Ste. 125, Duluth, MN 55802. The 33-year-old company produces books, calendars, maps, posters and its Lake Superior Collection of products. For details, visit here or call 888-BIG LAKE (888-244-5253) or 218-722-5002.
2011: Mike Link & Kate Crowley and Josephine Mandamin – walked around Lake Superior
2010: Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
2009: The Great Waters Initiative
2008: Kurt Soderberg, retired executive director, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District in Duluth
2007: The Earth Keepers Initiative 2006 : Ray Clevenger and the creation of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
2005: Gaylord Nelson
2004: Nature Conservancy
2003: Davis Helberg, retired executive director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
2002: Elmer Engman, diver and founder of “Gales of November” program
2001: Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
2000: Crisp Point Light Historical Society
1999: C. Patrick Labadie, maritime historian
1998: John and Ann Mahan, authors/publishers
1997: North of Superior Marina Marketing Association
1996: Cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan & Ontario
1995: Lake Superior Binational Forum
1994: Craig Blacklock, photographer
Source: Lake Superior Magazine
Other press regarding Achievement Award:
Minneapolis Star Tribune- October 17, 2012 (scroll down a bit to find it)
Duluth News Tribune Biz Buzz- October 22, 2012 (scroll down a bit to find it)