It's Back: The Environmental Awards Celebration

23rd Annual Environmental Awards Celebration

Presenting our signature yearly salute -- IN-PERSON AND OUTDOORS

Please join us for the return of this can't-miss gathering of Michigan's environmental community. It will be staged on the tree-shaded grounds of Gordan Hall in Dexter. Measures will be taken to ensure it's both a safe affair and a festive salute to two champions who've long advocated to protect our waters and natural resources.


Helen & William Milliken Distinguished Service Award Winner

Frank Ettawageshik has been a wise and inspired environmental leader for more than four decades. Serving in many roles with numerous groups, he has steadfastly fought to ensure natural resources--especially Michigan's cherished waters--are treated as natures to be preserved, not commodities to be sold.

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Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership Winner

Karen Harrison is a grassroots advocate who is devoted to the well-being of the scared Au Sable and Upper Manistee rivers. Since 2003, she has worked tirelessly on its behalf steering, organizing, and fundraising projects on its behalf that restore habitat, protect water quality, and increase public appreciation of it.

Read more about the prize


Now in its 41st year of operation, MEC leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations to achieve positive change through public policy solutions.



August 19, 2021 at 6pm - 8pm
Gordon Hall
8311 Island Lake Dr
Dexter, MI 48130
United States
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Joe Bower · · ‭(517) 999-0419

Superior Sponsors


Michigan Sponsors

Anne & Paul Glendon
Alma Wheeler Smith
Trout Guerillas

Huron Sponsors

Lana & Henry
Leonard & Margaret Weber

Erie Sponsors

Carol Gagliardi
& Dave Flesher
Dale & Bruce
Lisa Brush
& Jim Frey
Elaine &
Chris Graham
& Phil Green
Paul & Nancy
Tom Kinnear
Michael Penskar
& Maureen Martin
Arthur Nusbaum
Suzann & Mark
Marianne Udow-Phillips
& Bill Phillips
Brian Schwartz
Tara Smith
Tom Schupbach
& Kathy Songer
Laura & Tom
Emma White

Ontario Sponsors

Judy & Rich Bearup
Laureen Bigelow
Mary & Don Brown
Sandy & Jerry Draheim
Stephen & Janine Easter
Sam Singh & Kerry Ebersole
Elizabeth & Matt Fedorchuk
Tim & Tara Fischer
Joseph Heringlake
John Hunting
Tracy Dobson & Oscar Kent
Jeffrey Kingzett, Financial Advisor, Associate Vice President, Ameriprise Financial
Bob Martel & Lisa Sessa
Olivia Maynard
Bruce Martin & Vicki Nelson
Tom Porter
Evan Pratt & Ann Taylor-Pratt
Grant & Mary Trigger
Tom & Anne Woiwode