The Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association (VCLRA) awarded our Blue Heron Shoreland Stewardship Award to Debbie Millar of Ballard Lake for restoration completed on her lakefront property. This award was presented at our “Celebrate the Lakes Day” on July 10, 2020 via Zoom Conference Call. Congratulations to Debbie Millar!
The Blue Heron Award was established for a threefold purpose; first to provide lake associations with the opportunity to nominate and recognize property owners on their lakes who have worked hard to maintain their shoreline property in a more natural state with minimal environmental impacts. Second, to inform lake property owners about the many ways that negative impacts of shoreline property development can be minimized. And third, to educate lake property owners about how important shoreline biodiversity is to the overall health of their lake.
The award criteria are divided into five sections: driveway and parking areas, structures and septic areas, yard and recreation areas, shoreline area and an overview of the entire lot area.
We present the award to Vilas County lake property owners who modeled the attributes for which this award was established. Local Vilas County lake associations and districts are encouraged to nominate property owners on their lake who have worked hard to maintain or restore their shoreland.
For more information about the Blue Heron Shoreland Stewardship Award program and to print a nomination form, click below, or contact us at VCLRA, P. O. Box 494, Eagle River, WI 54521.
Nominations for 2021 are due July 3.