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Quesnell Named 2021 Clean Drain Dry Ambassador of the Year

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever is honored to announce Curt Quesnell of Williams, Minnesota as the inaugural recipient of the Clean Drain Dry Ambassador of the Year Award. The new program is designed to honor select individuals that demonstrate exceptional community service for the prevention of invasive species.

As a popular fishing guide and radio host of North Country Outdoor Radio near Minnesota’s famous Lake of the Woods, Curt’s commitment to invasive species public awareness and
fisheries conservation is evident in his everyday life. As the owner and operator of NCOR™ Fishing Guide Service, clients travel from all over the country to enjoy world-class fishing on
Lake of the Woods in northwest Minnesota. Curt uses the Clean Drain Dry Boat and Vehicle wrap to educate his clientele on the importance of Clean Drain Dry actions to prevent the
spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) while providing an unforgettable fishing experience.


“Curt has been an incredible ambassador of the Clean Drain Dry Initiative for several years. I’m proud to recognize his exceptional work promoting fisheries conservation and invasive species awareness,” said Pat Conzemius, President & CEO of Wildlife Forever.

During the summer months, Curt attends county fair parades throughout Northwest Minnesota with his truck and fishing boat in tow. Curt also works to educate youth through environmental learning days in area schools and has produced numerous radio and YouTube videos on AIS prevention.

About Wildlife Forever: Our mission is to conserve America’s outdoor heritage through conservation
education, habitat restoration, and management of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Forever is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to investing resources on the ground. Recent audits reveal that 96% of every dollar supports our award-winning conservation programs. Join Today and learn more about the Art of Conservation® programs, Clean Drain Dry Initiative™, and Prairie City USA® at

About the Clean Drain Dry Initiative™: The Wildlife Forever Clean Drain Dry Initiative is the national campaign to educate outdoor recreational users on how to prevent the spread of invasive species. Strategic communications, marketing, outreach, and educational services provide access to consistent messaging and tailored prevention planning. To learn more, visit

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