Kitchens To Be Recognized With Lake Michigan Champion Award

Blue Accounting and how it relates to Lake Michigan is the theme of the 2018 Lake Michigan Day, to be held Friday, Aug. 10, at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.

Speakers include Tawny Mata, director of Strategic Engagement for Blue Accounting; Dylan Waldhuetter, program manager of the Alliance for Water Stewardship North America; and Steve Galarneau, director, Office of Great Waters, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The afternoon will include the Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Awards and a social hour on the upper deck at the Maritime Museum.

The Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) and Lake Michigan Stakeholders (LMS) sponsor the annual Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Awards. This environmental award program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements in three categories: water resources protection, environmental education and outreach, and land use protection and habitat restoration. An additional award recognizes a policy-maker who has led efforts to protect and enhance the resources of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.

The 2018 champions include Associate Professor Rebecca Abler and Professor Richard Hein at UW-Manitowoc; Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network; MillerCoors.

The policy maker award recipients are State Representative Joel Kitchens and Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels.

The event starts at 9 am and the $20 registration fee includes lunch. Registration deadline is Aug. 3. To register, visit


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