Indiana woman honored by White House

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson)
(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson)

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana woman is being honored by the White House for her conservation efforts.

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Angola is among 14 people who will receive Champions of Change awards “for their efforts to engage communities and youth in environmental stewardship and conservation.”

The Journal Gazette reports the awards will be presented Tuesday at the White House.

Vollmer-Sanders and her husband, Ryan Sanders, grow corn, soybeans and wheat on their farm near the town of Hamilton. She is the director of the Western Lake Erie Basin Project for the Nature Conservancy. Her current efforts include keeping fertilizer runoff out of Lake Erie.

The White House says the Champions of Change program honors people for “doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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