Watershed Hero Awards




We couldn't fulfill our mission of a cleaner Green Lake without the support of our members, donors, and partners. To recognize the shining examples of lake stewardship in our community, we're continuing our Watershed Hero Awards at this year's Shine A Light Celebration.


Complete the form below by June 25, 2021 to nominate individuals, organizations, educators, and farmers to help us recognize local leaders who support our mission of a cleaner, restored, and resilient Green Lake.


For examples, you can learn more about our 2019 awardees here.

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The Shoreline Boat Center was acknowledged for its exceptional willingness to use its business to advocate on behalf of the Green Lake Association’s mission. On top of donating their space as a venue for the Annual Gala, owners John and Jennifer Meiborg initiated the idea to distribute GLA materials about protecting Green Lake’s water quality to individuals who purchase a boat from them.

Avalon Creek Farm owners, Brad and Lynne Goldsmith, have built on the legacy of Lloyd and Leonore Dickman, including stream restoration and conservation easements, plus the willingness to open their property on several occasions to be used as a learning laboratory.

Charlie Marks, who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year, was Administrator of the Green Lake Sanitary District and all-around champion of Green Lake. His decades of outstanding work on behalf of Green Lake raised the bar of lake protection—by securing grants, installing conservation practices, restoring wetlands, and designing carp barriers, among other accomplishments. His wife Cathy Marks accepted the award on his behalf.