The LEAP Nomination Deadline is Fast Approaching!

You’ve driven by it…a yard that stands out! For good reasons! A yard that says, “We care about what happens downstream”.

It could be a yard that provides superb habitat for those butterflies, bees and critters that need nesting areas, food and forage.

Or perhaps it’s a property, maybe at a school, church or business that uses good ecological practices to manage stormwater.

Or maybe it’s your neighbor who you’d like to nominate.

We love to recognize the good efforts of citizens in our Watershed.

Time is short! Send us your recommendations for our 2017 Landscape Ecology Award Program NOW. Nominations are due July 15.

Please send us your recommended site(s) by emailing the addresses to Deb Barnes at If you have a contact name, email address or phone number for the property, please include that information.

The Landscape Ecology Awards Program recognizes landowners in the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, including private residences as well as public and commercial properties that use good management practices to preserve and improve water quality and natural resources.

The District’s volunteer LEAP Team manages this program and conducts all judging.

One of several yards in White Bear Lake that won a 2016 LEAP Award.


Connie Taillon accepts the award for the City of White Bear Lake
from LEAP members Dana Larsen-Ramsay and Mark Gernes.

Landscape Ecology Awards are given annually at our Recognition Dinner in November. 

Visit the LEAP page on the District’s website to see past recipients of the program.