Honorees Recognized with the IAWA Iowa Watershed Award
During the 50th anniversary of Earth Week, the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance congratulates the 2020 IAWA Iowa Watershed Award recipients!
IAWA developed the Iowa Watershed Awards program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Neil Shaffer, watershed coordinator for the Silver Creek Watershed, has been named the 2020 Iowa Watershed Coordinator of the Year.
Four coordinators across Iowa are honored with the Circle of Excellence award. They include:
- Miranda Haes, Lower Skunk River Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative
- John Rathbun, Clear Creek Watershed
- John Swanson, Central Iowa Watershed Management Authorities Project
- John Wills, Iowa Great Lakes Watershed
In addition, Shannon Moeller, project coordinator for the Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative, is honored with a new Impact award as part of the IAWA Iowa Watershed Award program.
Each recipient is recognized for their unique and steadfast efforts to work with many diverse partners in an inclusive watershed approach that best fits the landscape of each local area.
The recipients will receive funding for their local watershed program and for their own professional development.