Earl Spangenberg, emeritus professor of forestry and water science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, received the Icko Iben Award last week from the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) for outstanding contributions to the promotion of communications among the various disciplines of water resources.
Spangenberg is a charter member and the first president of the Wisconsin section of AWRA, and was the founding adviser of the UW-Stevens Point student chapter of AWRA, which was recognized as the Outstanding Student Chapter six times. He was a faculty member in the College of Natural Resources from 1971 until his retirement in 2005.
He currently is editor-in-chief of the AWRA newsmagazine, “Water Resources IMPACT,” and is the executive secretary of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation. Spangenberg has been involved with the Learning is Forever (LIFE) program at UW-Stevens Point and presented a lecture on “The Lewis and Clark Trail Today,” and a three-lecture series on “America’s Best Idea—The National Park System.”
He and his wife, Lillian, reside in Stevens Point and spend their time traveling and visiting their grandchildren.