Melody and Rich Lentsch also earn award
Each year the Anoka Conservation District (ACD) honors an outstanding conservationist who has made significant contributions to natural resources.
Jamie Schurbon, ACD water resource specialist, presented the 2012 award to the Martin Lakers Association at its annual meeting on March 23. Thanks in part to the lake association’s efforts, multiple lakeshore restorations have been completed, three rain gardens have been installed, periodic commercial carp harvests have been coordinated, and four carp barriers are planned. All of these projects are aimed at improving water quality in Martin Lake, as well as downstream water bodies including the Sunrise and St. Croix rivers.
Martin Lake Association also bestows an annual award, so this year the ACD’s award doubled as the Friend of the Lake honor. It went to Rich and Melody Lentsch, who were thanked for the time they contribute to planning projects and meetings, communicating with members, and being a strong voice for the association to local officials.
For more information on the Outstanding Conservationist Program, call the Anoka Conservation District at 763-434-2030.