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2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship and
CLMN 30-year Awards

2017 Stewardship Award Nominees and Winners​ (PDF)

Congratulations to the 2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award winners and new nominees! These folks were celebrated at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention on the evening of April 6, 2017 in Stevens Point.

Citizen Category


Ray Zuelke, Shawano Lake


Video of Ray's accomplishments that was shown at the 2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Video of Ray's acceptance speech coming soon.

Pictured here: Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR; Ray Zuelke, Shawano Lake; Eric Olson, Director, Extension Lakes; and Mike Engelson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Lakes (photo by Doug Moore).



Business Category

Onterra, LLC 


Video of Onterra's accomplishments that was shown at the 2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Video of Tim Hoyman's acceptance speech coming soon.

Pictured here: Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR; Eddie Heath and Tim Hoyman, Onterra, LLC; Eric Olson, Director, Extension Lakes; and Mike Engelson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Lakes (photo by Doug Moore). 




Group Category

Petenwell and Castlerock Stewards (PACRS)

 

Video of PACRS' accomplishments that was shown at the 2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Video of Rick George's acceptance speech coming soon
.


Pictured here: Some of the Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards
 (photo by Doug Moore). 




Public Service Category


Jennifer Filbert, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Video of Jennifer's accomplishments that was shown at the 2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Video of Jennifer's acceptance speech coming soon
.

Pictured here: Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR; Jennifer Filbert, DNR; Eric Olson, Director, Extension Lakes; and Mike Engelson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Lakes (photo by Doug Moore).




Lifetime Achievement


Dr. Robert Freckmann, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Faculty Emeritus


Video of Dr. Freckmann's accomplishments that was shown at the 2017 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Video of Dr. Freckmann's acceptance speech coming soon
.

Pictured here: Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR; Dr. Robert Freckmann; Eric Olson, Director, Extension Lakes; and Mike Engelson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Lakes (photo by Doug Moore).



30-year CLMN Award Winners

Loren Swanson, Big Hills Lake, Waushara County  

Video of Loren's acceptance speech coming soon!

 


William Flader, Witters Lake, Waushara County 

Video of Bill's acceptance speech coming soon!

 

The Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards represent our best collective effort to honor and celebrate all the incredible work that goes into securing a bright future for Wisconsin's lakes. New nominees this year, plus those from the previous two years, are considered in each category. 

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