Heather has worked tirelessly to preserve the natural resources and beauty of Western Wisconsin. She has been a leader in the fight against frac sand mining in not only her home county of Chippewa County, but across Western WI and Southeastern MN. She has spent hours working with small citizen groups who are engaged in the same fight against this industry which takes pride in "leveling the hills" of Western WI. She has helped organize citizens to take action and fight against an industry that has deep pockets. She traveled to Colorado this summer to speak before the Environmental Protection Agency in one of several public hearings across the country on climate change. She is one of the most courageous and brave women I know. She is 70 years old and yet never stops in her journey to protect our environment. She attends all of her town board meetings. She is always the first to speak up and speak out. She gives us all the courage to do the same. If it were not for her, I would never have been brave enough to run for and win a seat on my county board. Under Heather's watch, we can all be sure that our lands are a wee bit safer. This is a long fight and I know that Heather will never give up. Heather is the voice for those who have no voice and for our lands and water and air.