Dan&DennisOn October 9th, at the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) conference Linn County Conservation accepted two national awards.

The Wickiup Hill Learning Center Building Expansion won for Class 1 Park and Recreation Facility. The expansion was recognized for its use of recycled construction materials, geothermal heating and state of the art mechanical systems as well as its innovative hands-on exhibits. It was also held up as an example of wide-reaching support – financial support came from 22 governmental organizations, 4 federal and state grants, 14 community organizations, 12 corporate partners and over 100 private supporters!

The Cedar River Watershed Education Project won for a Class 1 Park and Recreation Program. This program, lead by Linn County’s Deputy Director Dennis Goemaat, was a partnership between 23 county conservation boards.
Watershed education efforts included TV and radio spots, monthly articles, watershed signage and an education program.

2 responses to “Awards!

  1. Jim and Sharon Price

    We, Sharon and I compliment you two and all of the department for a job well done. As hosts we hear from traveling folks all the time on how well Pinicon is cared for. You have a great staff out there that we enjoy very much. Keep up the good work !!!!!

  2. John Morris, Traverse City, MI

    Two more feathers in the cap for Linn County Conservation! Well done. The reputation of LCCD is very deserved. Other professionals in the field say so!

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