State Sen. Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point) has earned The Nature Conservancy’s 2017 Government Relations Award for her efforts relating to Minnesota’s prairies, forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands this past year.

“I am humbled to receive this important recognition and would like to offer my sincere appreciation to The Nature Conservancy for their work,” said Sen. Carrie Ruud.  “I am proud of my accomplishments this past session and look forward to continuing to fight to secure safe and healthy forests and waters for our children and generations to come.”

Sen. Ruud chief-authored the 2017 Legacy Finance bill, which makes investments in clean water and the environment. As the Chair of the Senate’s Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee, Sen. Ruud has worked with conservation groups and businesses alike in an effort to preserve Minnesota’s long-term environmental health.  

“Sen. Ruud is a great champion of conservation who understands the needs of her region and of the state,” said Todd Holman, the program director for Minnesota’s Nature Conservancy. “She lives in a water district and understands that protecting land is good and necessary for protecting water.”

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