The White River Alliance has been presenting stewardship awards since 2011. The awards are given to those demonstrating leadership, creativity, and innovation in the realm of water resource protection within the Upper White River Watershed.
The Exceptional Commitment to Watershed Protection Award honors the work of an individual or organization who has demonstrated a strong commitment to water resources and/or watershed protection. Award winning projects model responsible action, sustainability and resiliency principles, and are implemented in harmony with the natural and social surroundings. Projects or programs must have been initiated or completed within the past two years, and mitigation projects are not eligible. The award recipient does not have to be a White River Alliance member.
The Distinguished Member Award honors the work of an individual or organization that has continually gone the extra mile to help steward our environment and engage in conservation. An individual who takes a stand, demonstrates leadership, and takes initiative in the idea, promotion, and completion of a community environmental initiative(s) is an ideal candidate for this award.
The Extraordinary Supporter of Water Stewardship Award goes to the individual or organization that provided above-and-beyond support for the work of the White River Alliance and our work to protect and improve the White River and its watershed. This support may be outstanding community engagement of a social or work group and/or a significant financial contribution that demonstrates a shared commitment to our work. Individuals reaching out within their circles to cultivate interest and investment in the river is the way that sustained, wide-spread stewardship is developed – it takes the commitment and generosity of many, and leadership from a few. All funds raised help support White River Alliance public education and training programs that engage everyone from the individual homeowner to earth work contractors, landscapers, and politicians alike.