Rural Beautification Awards
Nominations are being accepted until July 26, 2024!
Click here for the Rural Beautification Awards form.
2023 Winning Entries for Active Farm: Brian & Stacey Scott, Rosemarie & Ed Evans, Acreage Over 15 Years: Charles and Mary Pearn, Retirement Acreage: Doug and Vera Edwards
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.
2021 Winning Entries for Retired Farm: Duane & Carol Hord, Working Farm: Darren & Valorie Murray, Acreage Under 15 Years: Josh & Tennille Barker
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.
These awards formally and publicly recognize community members that demonstrate positive stewardship qualities and practice on the ground change. Initiated by the Clear Water Landcare Board, these programs recognize contributions made by families, individual landowners, community members, and livestock producers. Any member of the public can submit a nomination for these awards.
Environmental Stewardship Award this award recognizes residents that demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship & betterment of our local environment.
Clearwater Landcare defines a steward as someone who takes on the ground action, to make Clearwater County a better place to live for all life today and for generations to come.
Sustainable Grazing Stewardship Award this award recognizes producers who are stewards of the land, demonstrating sustainable grazing practices.
Clear Water Landcare applauds their progressive efforts to mitigate the environmental impacts of grazing while recognizing the ongoing changes necessary to maintain a healthy ecological balance. Grazing management practices that strive for ecological balance guarantee long term sustainability and set a standard for current and future generations.
Nomination eligibility for both awards include the following:
Nominees must practice ecological 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 for each award per year provided a qualified nominee is identified.
Click here for the Environmental Stewardship Award Nomination Form.
Click here for the Sustainable Grazing Stewardship Award.
Please note the nomination deadline for both awards was January 31, 2024. If have any question, please give the Landcare team a call at 403-846-4040 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century Farms Awards
Eligibility criteria can be found here: Century Farm Policy.
Click here for the Century Farm Application form.
Farm Family Awards
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. Please note the nomination deadline for both awards was February 28, 2023. Click here for the Farm Family nomination/application form.