The 2019 Wilson Stewardship Award will be presented on March 13 at the Foundation Reception during the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum, in International Falls, Minnesota.

This award is named in honour of its first recipient, Gerry Wilson, in recognition of her contributions to lake stewardship including development of volunteer monitoring programs, civic engagement and education and cooperative approaches between the public, universities and government agencies.

The selection committee for the Wilson Award consists of water stewardship community leaders from both Canada and the United States. At the recommendation of the selection committee, the Foundation presents the Wilson Award annually at the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum.

Previous Wilson Award recipients:

• 2018 – White Iron Chain of Lakes Association (WICOLA)
• 2017 – Not awarded
• 2016 - Todd Sellers, LOWWSF
• 2015 - Dale & Phyllis Callaghan, Rainy Lake Conservancy
• 2014 - Dyke Williams, MN and Lake of the Woods Canada
• 2013 - Kelli Saunders, LOWWSF / K. Saunders Environmental Management
• 2012 - Gerry Wilson, Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association