Allamakee County Conservation Foundation awards scholarships to area graduates...

The Allamakee County Conservation Foundation (ACCF) has announced that 2021 graduates Owen Henkes of Kee High School in Lansing and Charles Waters of Waukon High School are the winners of the 2021 ACCF Scholarship. After high school, Henkes plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville majoring in Biology and Zoology. Waters plans to attend the Natural Resources Management Program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. Pictured in the submitted photo above, left to right, at the scholarship award presentation are Allamakee County Conservation Naturalist Ross Geerdes, Allamakee County Conservation Board members Jeanie Carroll, Gary Krapfl and Marilyn Clark, scholarship recipients Charles Waters and Owen Henkes, and Allamakee County Conservation Board members Jesse Delaney and Steve Weymiller.

Each year the ACCF awards up to three scholarships to graduating seniors from the high schools within Allamakee County who plan to enroll in a college or university and study a natural resources related field. Students who would like to apply for the 2022 scholarship are encouraged to visit, the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, or their school’s guidance counselor for an application. For more information on this scholarship opportunity or environmental education events held at the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, call 563-538-0403, email or follow the Allamakee County Conservation on Facebook.

The ACCF scholarship is made possible by many generous donors and funded through an endowment with the Allamakee County Community Foundation and the Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The intent of the endowment is to promote the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, conservation management and environmental education opportunities in Allamakee County. Anyone who is interested in donating to the ACCF Endowment fund to help further the mission of the ACCF may do so by contacting the Office Manager at or 563-538-0401.

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