The Minnewaukan School's Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS) Project was the winner of the 2005 Devils Lake Basin Water Stewardship Award, along with a posthumous award to longtime water activist Ernie Hagen of Devils Lake. The TOWLS Project, spearheaded by Lori Cline and Annette Schmid, features a stream and a wildlife-friendly environment on the school grounds. Present to receive the award at Devils Lake January 5 in conjunction with the Lake Region Extension Roundup were, seated left to right, Robin Greene, Crystal Welch, Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board chairman Larry Gellner, Charmayne Thomas, and Sarah Friestad. Middle row: Lori Cline, Travis Myklebust, Katie Clifton, Dawn Teigen, Brandi Weed, Carrie Hillebrand, Katrece Thompson, Louis Swiftbird, and Annette Schmid. Back row: science instructor Ed Tomlinson, Kenny Schmid, Aaron Tollefson, Alyssa Erickson, and Jordan Callahan. Back center: Ben Cline, Tyson Holy Bull, and Ben Grann. All students in grades7-12 are involved with the project.