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LaPorte Indiana Naturalist Niki Schmutte Wins Top Award

Niki Schmutte, La Porte County Parks, has been awarded the 2022 Cornerstone Award for her long-term contributions to Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI) 

Niki’s influence on EEAI over the years has been profound said Mary Cutler who nominated her for the award. She is a Life Member of EEAI and has served on the Board, holding many leadership positions. She has assisted with most of the conference over the years as well.

Niki began attending EEAI conferences as a high school student, assisting the treasurer, Doug Waldman, one of Niki’s mentors. Her influence on EEAI over the years has been profound.

Cutler said it best; Niki being active with EEAI all these years helped steer Niki down the path towards a long and productive career in the environmental education field.

This coming February Niki will celebrate her 29 years with the LaPorte County Parks as a Chief Naturalist.
Their website is laportecountyparks.org

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.