EARTH TEAM WORKGROUP OF THE YEAR
Kay County Conservation Puppeteers. Dianne Jeans accepts on behalf of Kay County
with Ron Hilliard presenting the award.
EARTH TEAM OFFICE OF THE YEAR
Tulsa Field Office and Tulsa County Conservation District. District Manager
Chelle Ragge’ accepts on behalf of Tulsa County. Ron Hilliard presents the
EARTH TEAM VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Ron Hilliard presents Heather Crain with the award for her “above and
beyond” efforts with the Tulsa County Earth Team.
CONSERVATION EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Nelda Tucker, North Fork of Red River Conservation District. “In recognition of
outstanding performance and superior level of effort in organizing and
participating in events that promoted an awareness and better understanding of
natural resource issues for the general public."
DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Scotty Herriman, Nowata County Conservation District. “Has shown exemplary
devotion to the NRCS partnership by raising public awareness of the importance
of the Oklahoma’s watershed control structures. Through a personal loss due to
flooding, Scotty used his own experience and passion to tell the story of
watershed control structures and their importance.”
STANDING IN THE GAP
Wade Warren, Noble County Conservation District. “For excellence in informing
Noble County landowners on 89 watershed dams of the importance of O&M
inspections and the dams benefits. All owners were contacted and all dams
inspected in 2007.”
RC&D COUNCIL MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Randy Cotten, Ouachita Mountains RC&D. “Superior dedication and leadership to
the Ouachita Mountains RC&D and the Oklahoma Association of RC&D Councils.
Randy’s willingness to step up and spend considerable amount of his time to
advance the RC&D program both within Ouachita Mountains area and the state of