By: Stevens Point News Staff, Stevens Point News
MADISON- Rep. Katrina Shankland (D- Stevens Point) was recognized by the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association (WI Land + Water) for her commitment to conserving the state's natural resources, receiving the organization's 2020 Friend of Conservation Award.
WI Land + Water is a conservation group dedicated to "protecting, conserving, and enhancing Wisconsin's natural resources by supporting and advocating for county conservation efforts."
"I'm honored to be named Friend of Conservation by WI Land + Water. They are the boots on the ground of conservation, working to keep our waters clean and our land pristine," Shankland said. "I greatly appreciate their leadership - they're not only just the boots on the ground, but also the heart and soul of conservation.
"My focus in the legislature has always been on clean water, air, and public lands, and I have enjoyed working hand in hand with WI Land + Water to help ensure that our state's natural resources are protected for generations to come."