Watershed Ambassador Program

Nominations for RDRWA's Watershed Ambassador Awards program are now being accepted!

 

Do you know someone who has worked hard to preserve, protect or enhance the health of the Red Deer River watershed? 

Does a local youth or a school group deserve special recognition for their environmental efforts?

Show your appreciation by nominating an outstanding individual or organization for the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance's Watershed Ambassador Awards!

Since its launch in September 2011, the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance's (RDRWA) "Watershed Ambassador Program" has supported and recognized individuals, groups and  organizations for their efforts in promoting a healthy, sustainable and dynamic watershed. Nominations for the 2017 Watershed Ambassador Awards are open until January 15, 2018, and can be submitted using the form below.

Candidates for a Watershed Ambassador award can be nominated by any individual or organization located within the Red Deer River watershed. We want to recognize the contributions being made to watershed stewardship in the Red Deer River watershed and ensure the general public understands their true value and importance. The RDRWA Watershed Ambassador Program helps take watershed planning out of the boardroom and out into the watershed. “Watershed management benefits everyone - it’s everyone’s business.” Through our Watershed Ambassador program, RDRWA highlights both small and large scale actions that help to address key watershed issues, and helps to promote beneficial management practices that benefit our land and water resources.

To be nominated as an Watershed Ambassador of the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, an individual should demonstrate a personal commitment to protecting, preserving or enhancing the health of the Red Deer River watershed, and their work should align with the RDRWA vision, mission, and goals. To nominate an individual for a Watershed Ambassador Award, please complete the electronic form below. The nomination form is reviewed by a Nomination Committee to determine nominee eligibility. Successful nominees will be notified by RDRWA staff and invited to attend a Watershed Ambassador event in March 2018 in recognition for their contributions.

To be eligible for an award, an individual or organization must have been instrumental in:

  • identifying, reducing, solving or avoiding an environmental problem within the Red Deer River watershed
  • demonstrating consistently responsible watershed/environmental management practices; and/or
  • promoting public awareness, understanding and active concern for the enhancement and protection of the Red Deer River watershed and its associated environments  

 In addition, the review committee will also consider the nominees’: 

  • long-term service and commitment
  • voluntary contributions, and/or
  • innovative approach 

Questions about the Watershed Ambassador awards or the nomination process may be directed to info@rdrwa.ca

Thank you to ATCO for its generous support in 2014/15/16 of the RDRWA Watershed Ambassador Program!

And thank you to our past sponsors:

EPCOR
Encana
EnerPLUS
RBC - Blue Water Project
 

Please enter the information for the Nominee:

 

Please check one of the four categories that best suits the nomination:
Describe in 400 words or less why your nominee deserves to win an RDRWA Watershed Ambassador award. Ensure that your summary outlines how the nominee’s efforts and achievements fulfill the award criteria outlined above. Please answer the following two questions in your summary: a) what did your nominee do to help promote a healthy, sustainable and dynamic watershed?; and b) how did it preserve, protect or enhance the Red Deer River watershed?
Does the nominee's work as a volunteer or in their workplace contribute to a) identifying, reducing, solving or avoiding an environmental problem within the Red Deer River watershed; b) demonstrating consistently responsible environmental/watershed management practices; and/or c) promoting public awareness, understanding and active concern for the enhancement and protection of the Red Deer River watershed and its associated environments. Please provide details.
Explain how the nominee’s collaborative efforts support the values and goals of the RDRWA - a) Provide a forum for information exchange and dialogue, b) Raise awareness on watershed issues, c) Promote the use of best practices and integrated management of land and water resources. Please provide details.
Does the nominee volunteer their time towards the efforts of Red Deer River Watershed Stewardship Groups and other volunteer groups with an emphasis towards watershed management?
Does the nominee adopt for their own practice, and or promote the use of Watershed Management Practices through their volunteer efforts or through their work?
Please provide the nominees relevant accomplishments not already provided above (e.g., awards, certifications, etc.)
Please provide your reason(s) for nominating this individual
Is the Nominee aware of the nomination?
I nominate the aforementioned individual to be appointed as an official Watershed Ambassador for the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Watershed Ambassador Program.
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