The MEC Environmental Awards Celebration
Presenting our signature yearly salute
Please join us for the return of this can't-miss gathering of Michigan's environmental community. We'll be gathering at Detroit's Eastern Market's Shed 5 at 2934 Russell St. (See where the party and parking are at here.)
Helen & William Milliken Distinguished Service Award Winners
Anne and Tom Woiwode will receive the Helen & William Milliken Distinguished Service Award for their collective 90+ years of visionary environmental leadership. Anne’s long tenure as the director of the Sierra Club’s Michigan chapter yielded an incredible mix of enduring protections and policies.
Just as inspiring, Tom’s service with The Nature Conservancy, Fund for the Environment, Earthshare and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan established and expanded our land-conservation and environmental philanthropy movements.
Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership Winner
Diane Cheklich will be presented the Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership in recognition of her commitment to expand and protect bird habitat in Detroit. Since 2016, she has steered innovative Detroit Audubon projects that convert disused parks into meadows, support more avian species, increase residents’ access to nature and strive to restore native prairie across the region.
Now in its 42nd year of operation, MEC leads a coalition of more than 79 organizations to achieve positive change through public policy solutions.
Where to park (and party)
Eastern Market is hard to miss, and lots of free parking can be found.
- Set your GPS to 2934 Russell St. in Detroit. (That's Eastern Market.)
- Once there, use any of the parking spaces outlined here or on the photo to the right. The parking closest to the venue is located off of Russell and Wilkins streets.
- Once parked, look for Shed 5. It's on the corner of Russell and Alfred streets. We'll also have Michigan Environmental Council signs up.
Google map and directions
& Dave Flesher
& David Moran
& Maureen Martin
& Grace Wang
& Bill Phillips
& Oscar Kent
& James G Leaf
& Allie Dorsky
& Kevin Hvlaty
& James Clift
& Jeff Williams