2023 Montana Watershed and Wetland Stewardship Award Recipients Announced
May 24, 2023
HELENA– Five individuals and families will be honored with 2023 Montana Watershed and Wetland Stewardship Awards by the Montana Watershed Coordination Council (MWCC) and the Montana Wetland Council. The awards honor individuals or groups who embody excellence and commitment to watershed or wetland conservation, protection and restoration. Award recipients will be recognized by Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras on April 26, 2023 at an awards ceremony at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Mont.
"The Watershed and Wetland Stewardship Award recipients are shining examples of the front-line work that catalyzes the vitality of Montana watersheds and communities," said Zach Owen, Board Chair of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council. "Their leadership and dedication have resulted in successful partnerships that protect treasured land and water resources statewide."
2023 Award Winners:
Laura Nowlin, Musselshell Watershed Coalition
Laura Nowlin, Musselshell Watershed Coalition: Since joining the Musselshell Watershed Coalition as the group's first coordinator in 2014, Laura Nowlin has built successful relationships with and among landowners, state and federal agencies, municipal governments, state legislators, nonprofits, and community members. Collaboratively working with partners, she has planned and completed several conservation and restoration projects in the Musselshell River watershed, an area spanning 9,500 miles. Laura is an integral part of Montana's statewide conservation network and in her community of Winnett, where she co-manages her family's ranch. For more on Laura's work, visit: https://www.mtwatersheds.org/laura-nowlin-receives-montana-watershed-stewardship-award/