Every year, WACD recognizes special accomplishments by individuals in natural resource conservation in recognition of the outstanding work accomplished by those in our community. Nominations can be made by anyone, and usually take only a few minutes to write.
If you have questions, please contact Lori McLaughlin. All nominations are due by October 27th.
More information and the nominations forms are available at this link – 2023 WACD Awards Program
If you are unfamiliar with the annual awards, there are the categories open for nomination.
- Associate Supervisor Award – An Associate Supervisor (or equivalent) who has made an especially valuable contribution to district conservation programs or to the state conservation movement. All associate supervisors (or equivalent) appointed by their local district are eligible to receive this award.
- Eugene Schloz Outstanding Supervisor Award – An active district supervisor or associate supervisor who made an especially valuable contribution to district conservation programs or to the state conservation movement.
- Wayne Reid “Young Tiger” Award – A supervisor or associate supervisor with six years or less who has made an extraordinary effort to assist their district to meet its goals in a short period of time.
- Conservation District/Tribal Partnership Award – A successful CD-tribal partnership that demonstrates successful regional conservation.
- Special Service Award– For anyone who has provided assistance on a CD-sponsored project and has made an outstanding achievement and contribution in the field of conservation.
- Vim Wright “Building Bridges” Award – A person within the arena of conservation working to foster understanding, partnership, and greater conservation through collaboration.
- Conservation Educator of the Year award – Any Washington State licensed instructor employed in Washington at a private or public institution is eligible. Grades K-12, college, technical, and trade school instructors are all eligible.
- Conservation District of the Year – Awarded to one of the six CD of the Area recipients as recognized by the Washington State Conservation Commission.
- Wildlife Steward – A land owner or land manager in Washington state.
- Large Farmer – A owner, lessor/lessee, or land manager who is actively engaged in a farming, ranching or forestry business over 50 acres in size.
- Small Farmer – A owner, lessor/lessee, or land manager who is actively engaged in a farming, ranching or forestry business under 50 acres in size.