Environmental Stewardship Awards
Clearwater County is now accepting nominations for the Environmental Stewardship Award. This award formally and publicly recognizes community members that demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship and betterment of the local environment.
This program was initiated by the Clear Water Landcare Board to recognize contributions made by families, individual landowners, or community members. Any member of the public can submit a nomination for this award. Nomination eligibility includes the following:
- Nominees must practice environmental stewardship and have resided within Clearwater County for a minimum of 5 years;
- Can only be a recipient of the award once; and,
- Maximum of one award recipient per year provided a qualified nominee is identified.
for the Environmental Stewardship Award Nomination Form, please note the nomination deadline is January 15, 2023. If have any question, please give the Landcare team a call at 403-846-4040 or send an email to: email@example.com
Century Farms Awards
Clearwater County is proud of its agricultural history and with many homesteaders arriving in the in the early 1900’s - many farms in the area are, or soon will be, hitting the 100 year milestone.
The Century Farm designation is intended to recognize and celebrate those founding families that own at least 160 acres in Clearwater County, which have been owned/farmed by descendants for at least 100 years. The Agricultural Services Board will accept and verify applications and select recipients on a case by case basis. Century Farm recipients will receive a plasma cut metal sign.
Farm Family Awards
The Farm Family Award opportunity has opened for 2023. Please get your nominations in by March 17, 2023.
Since 1985 Clearwater County and the Agricultural Service Board have recognized over 20 deserving farm families within our region. Awards are presented at the annual Rocky Mountain House Chamber Banquet, recipients are nominated for the Edmonton Northlands Farm Fair Farm Family Award, presented every other year.
Agriculture remains a primary industry as Alberta’s farming population decreases. It is important to recognize families within our community setting the example of high ideals in agriculture, relationships between urban and rural farms/businesses and opportunities of rural citizenship.
- A family deserving of recognition for Agricultural and Community involvement.
- An active farm where agriculture is the major source of income generated by family (immediate) residing on the farm.
- Preference is given to multi-generational operations.
This is a bi-annual award, applications for the Farm Family Award are being accepted in 2023.
Rural Beautification Awards
The Rural Beautification Awards are presented to residents across Clearwater County that have been recognized for their hard work and extra effort in creating a beautiful property.
for the Rural Beautification Awards form.
Click the below link to view historical winning properties:
- 2022 Winning Entries for Most Creative Design: Trent Vanderaa & Sandra Kanten, Acreage Over 15 Years: Cammie & Scott Laird, Rural Commercial: Lazy M Lodge & Retired Farm: Diane & Doug Lutz.
- 2020 Winning Entries for Retired Farm: Diane & Doug Lutz, Rental Acreage: Axel Stien & Acreage Over 15 Years: Wayne and Irene Markle.
- 2019 Winning Entries for Active Farm: Gordon and Laurel Koples, Acreage Under 15 Years: Doug and Larlene Lumsden & Acreage Over 15 Years: Bernie and Trish L'Hrondelle.