We are thrilled to announce that we recieved three awards at yesterday's State Association meeting.
Outstanding Council Award -- Golden Sands RC&D
Golden Sands RC&D spent 2011-2012 "rebuilding" and re-evaluating fiscal stability, re-organizing internal structures to compensate for loss of funding, and identified a large issue with Golden Sands' future and current success--No one knew who we were!
Our new plan is promotion. Marketing ourselves with website upgrades, logo-wear, putting our name out whenever possible, and most importantly reconnecting with our community and partners.
Outstanding Program Assistant -- Kaycie Stushek, Golden Sands RC&D
Kaycie Stushek, our Regional Aquatic AIS Specialist, has been with Golden Sands RC&D since her workstudy position in 2005. She has assisted with various projects and tasks, from lake surveys and boat inspections to newsletter design and face painting at festivals and promotional booths. Regardless of the task at hand, Kaycie approaches it with skill, reliability, and enthusiasm!
Outstanding Supporting Organization -- Golden Sands RC&D (Accepted by Amy Thorstenson, Golden Sands RC&D's Executive Director and Regional AIS Coordinator)
Golden Sands RC&D's multi-county Regional AIS Program was recognized by several key members of the Division of Water, Water Quality as being invaluable to the fight against AIS.