Hamilton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioner, Hamilton County, Iowa, Elected since 1998.
Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority serving as Chair in 2018 and representing the Hamilton SWCD.
Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), Assisting with grant writing and conference presentations. Representing WFAN in Iowa on the NRCS State Technical Committee, the Iowa Monarch Consortium led by Iowa State University.
Outstanding Interpretive Print Media Award from the Iowa Association of Naturalists and Iowa Conservation Education Coalition in 2016. Awarded jointly to E Resources Group, Women Food and Agriculture Network and Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.
1st place in Interpretive Curriculum, Media Awards from the National Association of Interpretation for curriculum developed for Women Caring for the Land for Women Food and Agriculture Network. 2013.
Frederick Leopold Award for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Iowa by business, industry or labor. Awarded to E Resources Group by Iowa Association of Naturalists and Iowa Conservation Education Coalition in 2013.
Excellence in Interpretive Support, co-awarded to Eells and Grudens-Schuck by National Association for Interpretation, Region V (north central US and Manitoba) for evaluation support of environmental education and interpretation. Awarded at Workshop in Dickinson, ND, April 13, 2007.
Excellence in Evaluation Training co-awarded to Eells and Grudens-Schuck by American Evaluation Association Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group at annual conference November 2, 2006.
Gamma Sigma Delta – April 4, 2006 The Honor Society of Agriculture
1st Place for Interpretive Program Curriculum Interpretive Media Awards given by National Association for Interpretation in1999. Prairie Connections curriculum with Iowa Public Television, 1998.
Outstanding Achievement award given by the National Conservation Committee of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1995.
Professional Development Certificate, Iowa Association of Naturalists --1992-97
Conservation Educator of the Year, Iowa Wildlife Federation – 1991
Outstanding Environmental Educator, Iowa Sierra Club – 1991
National Award, President’s Environmental Youth Awards – 1988