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The ILMA membership Annual award to recognize efforts of individuals, businesses, organizations or communities for making significant contributions to stewardship of a watershed within the State of Illinois. The award’s name is derived from the first recipient of the award, Dick Hilton.
Mr. Dick Hilton has over 20 years of experience in water quality issues and has been a tireless advocate for the Nippersink Creek Watershed in McHenry County. Dick serves on the Nippersink Watershed Association Board, is an associate director of the McHenry County Soil and Water Conservation District and serves as the administrative support person for the ILMA. Additionally, he is involved in the on-going efforts to restore and enhance Wonder Lake.
2014 — Richard (Dick) Hilton, Wonder Lake / Nippersink Creek
2015 — Randy Stowe, Nippersink Creek
2016 — Lake Springfield Watershed Resource Planning
2017 — Brian Valleskey
2018 — Beth Baranski