Grassroots Citizen Advocate Award Recipients

Grassroots Citizen Advocate Award Recipients

IMG_1395Protecting and restoring the health of the lakes, rivers, wetlands, shorelines in our Great Lakes region requires hard work, persistence, and dedication.  Your efforts are inspirational and motivational.  In honor of this Herculean effort, annually Freshwater Future gives out awards to recognize special contributions of residents and organizations.

Please join us as we applaud our Grassroots Advocate Award winners and may their stories give you hope and a boost to continue your work.


2016 Freshwater Hero Awards
Ontario Water Centre
Kristy Meyer
Deborah Dorsey
Nancy Staley
Farms Not Factories
Lee Willbanks
Bonnie Danni

Bev Warner
Margo Milde
Highway J Citizens’ Group
Barbara King
Amy Jo Smith, Environment Erie & Board Member
Stacey Smith, Onondaga Creek Conservation Council
Concerned Citizens of Big Bay
Laura Gauger, Citizen Advocate
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Irene Phelps, Volunteer
Jan Deur, Board Member
Diane Hofner, CROP Plus
Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
Cool Learning Experience
Annoesjka Steinman, Board Member
Sandy Bihn, Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association
Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance
Mary Jo Cullen, Gravel Watch Ontario
April Fideli, Residents for Responsible Government
Janet May, Pesticide Free Ontario
Susie Schreiber, Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern Public Advisory Group
Judy Treml, Citizen Advocate
Don Griffin, Friends of the Detroit River
Edith Chase, Ohio Coastal Resources Management Project

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West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.