Bill Miller named Water Conservationist of the Year by CFM

CFM The Conservation Federation of Missouri selected Dwayne (Bill) Miller as Water Conservationist of the Year and awarded him a beautiful wildlife statuette at the February 26, 2010, awards ceremony. A dues paying member of ERWIA, Bill is a retired fisheries biologist and former park ranger who devotes countless hours to giving instruction on ways to preserve and protect our water in southwest Missouri, specifically McDonald County. His past and present service to the success of the ERWIA is highly commendable and deserves recognition. Bill has developed several initiatives of the ERWIA's education committee, as well as, helped develop other watershed organizations including within the Shoal Creek Watersheds in the Joplin area and the Spring River Watershed in neighboring Kansas. Bill has also participated in the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program for years and volunteered on statewide issues including service on Odor and Stream Classification Workgroups sponsored by the DNR.