Lake & River Friendly Awards

2019 Lake & River Friendly Awards

AGENDA for Monday August 26, 2019
3:00 PM Photographs, Networking and Refreshments
3:15 PM PM Welcome and introductions 
3:20 PM Awards Ceremony and Landowner Stories
4:30 PM More networking and snacking

PLACE: Jack Pine Brewery 15593 Edgewood Dr N, Baxter, MN 56425

2019 AWARDS:


2018 AWARDS:

Backyard Reflections
BAELN-Brainerd Area Environmental Learning Network
City of Lakeshore-Shoreline Restoration
COWS FOR CLEAN WATER,: Sarah Kushel, Cass County Farm Bureau
Jim Chamberlin, Happy Dancing Turtle
Ron Meyer, Pine River Watershed Alliance
Molly Zins, UMN Extension, Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
Graham Ambrose, UMN Graduate Student
UMN Extension Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
Claire Stein - Upper Hay Association
Agate Lake Association
Marcia Rose site on Hank's Lake-Shelley Larson

2017 Lake & River Friendly Awards
Link to June's BAELN presentation on Minnesota Loons and the Deep Horizon's Oil spill. You can also find it on the BAELN Facebook page. Share as  you please. 

Here's the link: 

2017 Lake & River Friendly Awards Ceremony is
June 15, 2017, 3pm, Meeting Room Downstairs,
Crow Wing Land Services Building,
322 Laurel Street, Brainerd, MN

2016 Lake Friendly Awards -
- Video of Awards Ceremony-2016
- Video of Loon Presentation-2016

Pine River Watershed Video Documentary-15 minutes


Crow Wing County Fair

The Crow Wing SWCD has a display and information booth each year during the Crow Wing County Fair.  The SWCD booth is located in the 3rd building at the Crow Wing County Fair Grounds. July 30 through August 3, 2019. Crow Wing County Fair Schedule

Stewardship Week

Since 1955 the National Association of Conservation Districts has sponsored the national Soil and Water Stewardship Week program. Soil and Water Stewardship week promotes the personal and social responsibility to learn about and improve natural resources as we use them wisely. Stewardship week is the last week in April every year. NACD website


An Envirothon is an outdoor, hands-on learning experience for high school students.  Local students demonstrate their knowledge of Minnesota's natural resources.

The Envirothon consists of six learning stations that include questions from topics such as aquatics, soils, wildlife, forestry, current event and oral presentation.

The top three teams from the Area VIII Envirothon will advance to the state competition. The State Envirothon winner participates in the Canon Envirothon and is eligible to compete for recognition, scholarships, and prizes.

2019 Envirothon

2018 Envirothon

2017 Envirothon - 2017 Fact Sheet - 2017 State Brochure

2016 Envirothon-2016_Fact_Sheet 2016Brochure 1st Jr. - Nevis Jr. B3rd Sr. - Grand Rapids - Thoreau 3rd Jr. - Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Jr. A 1st Sr. - Trek North Sr. Oral Presentation 1st Sr. - Trek North Sr. 2nd Jr. Northome Jr. 2nd Sr. - Nevis Sr. C

Envirothon Webpage

Minnesota Envirothon
Canon Envirothon