Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM
Gordon Hall in Dexter, MI

23rd Annual 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.

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