The Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) and Lake Michigan Stakeholders sponsor the annual Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Awards. This environmental awards program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of any individual, business, organization or policy maker in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the Lake Michigan basin. The awards honor those who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in their respective fields. Winners of the 2018 Awards will be announced at this year’s Lake Michigan Day in Manitowoc, Friday, Aug. 10. Nominations are due by May 1. Selection criteria and nomination forms can be found at lakemichiganstakeholders.org.