The MEC Environmental Awards Celebration

24th Annual Event

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. More details about the event are forthcoming.


Anne & Tom WoiwodeHelen & 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 Community Foundation established and expanded our land-conservation and environmental philanthropy movements.

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Diane CheklichPetoskey 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 neglected parks into meadows, support more avian species, increase residents’ access to nature and strive to restore native prairie across the region.

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Now in its 42nd year of operation, MEC leads a coalition of more than 79 organizations to achieve positive change through public policy solutions.



July 21, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Eastern Market
Detroit, MI
United States
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Tracy Zeman · · ‭(517) 999-0419

Superior Sponsors


Michigan Sponsors

Huron Sponsors

Erie Sponsors

Rich & Susan Vander Veen

Ontario Sponsors

Tracy Dobson & Oscar Kent
Sandy & Jerry Draheim
John Hunting