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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Heron Lake Watershed Technician Ross Behrends and Administrator Jan Voit stand next to a sign recognizing all of the partners that helped with the restoration project on the Fulda Lakes. The HLWD was recognized last week with a 2012 Environmental Initiative Award for Natural Resource Protection and Restoration.

Heron Lake Watershed District wins state award

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FULDA -- Nearly 20 years after discussions began regarding the poor health of the Fulda Lakes, the Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD) has earned a state award recognizing it for efforts to improve water quality and clarity.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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