2009 Golden Paddle Award Nomination

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership Golden Paddle Award recognizes leaders in watershed stewardship and/or natural resource conservation in the Illinois River watershed. Six awards are given annually to individuals or entities that exemplify good stewardship in the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the watershed.

Eligibility: Individuals, farms, nonprofit organizations, local governments, schools, professionals, businesses or others that are actively involved in education, projects, and/or programs to protect, preserve, or improve the water quality and wildlife habitat in the Illinois River watershed.

Golden Paddle Award Categories Include: Agriculture, Business, Conservation, Construction, Government, and Technical Resource/Education

This Nomination Is For Category: (select one from above)

Nominee Information: Name:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip:



Please describe why your nominee should receive an Illinois River Watershed Partnership 2009 Golden Paddle Award.

Your Contact Information: Name:

(to contact you if we need further information)


Save your changes and e-mail to:

deliahaak@irwp.org OR Mail form to: IRWP PO Box 8506 Fayetteville, AR 72703

Nominations must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2009 for consideration.

Awards will be presented on November 10, 2009

and all nominees will be invited to attend.

2008 Golden Paddle Award Winners


Agriculture:  BMP's, Inc. Sheri Herron, Executive Director

Business:  Sam's Club, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Conservation: Washington County League of Women Voters

Construction: University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Benton County Habitat for Humanity

Government: City of Springdale, Tree City USA 

Technical/Education: Katie Teague, Washington County Extension Service



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