For her efforts to support soil and water conservation districts in the Legislature, the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Minnesota recognized State Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, as 2021 MASWCD Lawmaker of the Year.
Ruud received the award at the 85th MASWCD Annual Meeting in Bloomington. MASWCD annually honors a legislator who promotes conservation of natural resources through the legislative process and recognizes the key role that SWCDs can play in the implementation of conservation practices on private lands.
SWCD’s funding and policy issues are regularly critical issues before the legislature. Ruud, who also received the MASWCD Legislator’s Award in 2017, is chair of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources Policy and Financial Heritage.
âI am incredibly honored to receive this award,â Ruud said in a press release. âOur SWCDs are integral to effective resource conservation – they are the ‘boots on the ground’ that protect our state’s soil, water and natural resources. As we head into the New Year, I look forward to continuing the partnership so that we can continue to preserve our state’s wonderful natural resources. “