CURE’s 2018 RiverKeeper Award was presented to Sharon Day at the Water, Women, and Democracy event which was held on July 28 at the county park in Wegdahl.

CURE’s 2018 RiverKeeper Award was presented to Sharon Day at the Water, Women, and Democracy event which was held on July 28 at the county park in Wegdahl.

CURE presents the RiverKeeper award to individuals, organizations, or government agencies who have worked in an exemplary manner over the previous year to carry out CURE’s mission to “Focus Public Awareness on the Upper Minnesota River Watershed and to take action to restore and protect its water quality, biological integrity, and natural beauty for all generations.”

In recognition of her work, Day was presented a with a special Tokheim Pottery plate. The RiverKeeper Tokheim Stoneware Plate has a bible verse on it from the book of Amos: “May justice flow like water and integrity as an unfailing stream.”  

Day champions and protects water in a unique way. Her commitment goes beyond the typical activities of promoting legislation or simply speaking up for issues. She is a lifelong activist whose mission is cultural/spiritual and whose efforts can lead to transformational change. She is also a water walker who is carrying forward a new tradition to honor and protect our shared waters.

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