WATERTOWN – Department of Natural Resources conservation warden Dave Walz, Watertown, was honored recently as the Outstanding Warden for 2008 in the agency’s 11-county South Central Region.
Warden Walz, whose area of responsibility covers Jefferson County, was selected tops among his peers for not only his conservation law enforcement efforts, but for programs in the fields of outdoor safety, public relations, protecting the environment and working with other agencies.
“Dave has developed a (law enforcement) program within his administrative area that is a good blend of enforcement activities and educational initiatives,” noted Madison Area Warden Team Supervisor Jeremy Plautz, Fitchburg.
Warden Walz was also recognized for several rescue efforts in 2008, including the June floods during which he used a flat bottom boat to assist with the evacuation of residents from a Fall River apartment. He also worked with the utility company to shut-off services to many flooded homes.