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2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards

2018 Stewardship Award Nominees and Winners​ (PDF)

Congratulations to the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Award winners and new nominees! These folks were celebrated at the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention on the evening of April 19, 2018 in Stevens Point.

Citizen Category


Waldo Peterson


Video of Waldo's accomplishments that was shown at the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Pictured here: Eric Olson, Director, UW-Extension Lakes; Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR; and Waldo Peterson (photo by Doug Moore).



Business Category

Lakescape Solutions, LLC. 


Video of Lakescape Solutions' accomplishments that was shown at the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Pictured here: Cathie Erickson, President, Wisconsin Lakes and Nick Homan, Owner, Lakescape Solutions, LLC. (photo by Doug Moore). 




Group Category (Single Lake)

Lake Association of White Lake

 

Video of Lake Association of White Lake's accomplishments that was shown at the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).


Pictured here: Some of the members of the Lake Association of White Lake (L to R: Chris Oatman, Elmer Mulhollon, Andrew Tesheneck, Buck Brown and Terry Smith)
 (photo by Doug Moore). 



Group Category (Multiple Lakes/Regional)

Manitowoc County Lakes Association

 

Video of Manitowoc County Lakes Association's accomplishments that was shown at the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).


Pictured here: Some of the members of the Manitowoc County Lakes Association (L to R: Dick Jens, David Pozorski, John Brotz, Tom Ward, Phil Knauf and Scott Otterson)
 (photo by Doug Moore). 



Public Service Category


Derek Kavanaugh


Video of Derek's accomplishments that was shown at the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

Pictured here: Eric Olson, Director, UW-Extension Lakes; Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR and Derek Kavanaugh, Soil Conservation and Lake Specialist, Green Lake County Land Conservation Department (photo by Doug Moore).




Youth/Educator


Harold Resch


Video of Harold's accomplishments that was shown at the 2018 Wisconsin Lake Stewardship Awards Banquet (click here).

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

Pictured here: Eric Olson, Director, UW-Extension Lake; Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR; Cathie Erickson, President, Wisconsin Lakes; and Harold Resch, Forest County Association of Lakes (photo by Doug Moore).



Lowell Klessig Memorial Prize


Dr. Stephen Carpenter

Pictured here: Eric Olson, Director, UW-Extension Lake presenting the Lowell Klessig Memorial Prize to Dr. Stephen Carpenter. 

(Picture 2) Eric Olson, Steve Carpenter, Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief, Wisconsin DNR and Cathie Erickson, President, Wisconsin Lakes (photo by Doug Moore).

 

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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