Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources recently honored two minnesota youths for their outstanding conservation efforts during a ceremony held Sept. 4, at the Minnesota State Fair.
Sander Ludeman from Lake Crystal, in Blue Earth County, received the 4-H award, and Daniel Williamson from Spicer, in Kandiyohi County, received the Future Farmers of America (FFA) award during a ceremony held at the DNR Stage.
The DNR Commissioner’s Youth Awards are given annually to an FFA student and a 4-H member who have demonstrated initiative, leadership, creativity and achievement in conservation and wise use of natural and agricultural resources. This is the 24th year of the award program.
Ludeman has a passion for the outdoors and loves to swim and fish. He noticed the degraded quality of the water in Crystal Lake and ask his parents, “What can I do?” He then reached out to his neighbors and to local partners like the Crystal Waters Project.
His project, titled “Fighting for Fish,” focused on building and installing floating vegetation islands to …read more