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E-M:/ Michigan Environmental Council to Present Awards
- Subject: E-M:/ Michigan Environmental Council to Present Awards
- From: "Brad Garmon" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 10:06:27 -0400
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- List-Name: Enviro-Mich
- Organization: Michigan Environmental Council
- Reply-To: "Brad Garmon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 22,
Michigan’s Highest Environmental Honors to be Presented at MEC Awards
Peter Stroh to Receive Prestigious Milliken Award; Romulus
Activist Debbie Romak to Receive Petoskey Prize
LANSING –Peter W. Stroh and Debbie Romak will
receive Michigan’s highest environmental awards at the Michigan Environmental
Council’s 3rd Annual Awards Celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Each year, MEC’s event brings the state’s most
prominent grassroots activists, government officials and industry heads together
to honor Michigan’s environmental leaders.
Peter W. Stroh will be receiving this year’s Helen
and William Milliken Distinguished Service Award. Stroh was the architect
of the American Heritage River designation for the beleaguered Detroit River in
1997. The river marks one of the world’s most peaceful international
borders, but has carried the burden of industry and public neglect for decades.
Stroh’s work sparked reinvestment along the downtown Detroit riverfront and
preserved the river for future generations of Americans and Canadians. He
also helped found Conservation International, an organization working to protect
threatened ecosystems in more than 30 countries on four continents.
Debbie Romak, a city council member and community
activist in Romulus, will be presented the Petoskey Prize for grassroots
environmental leadership. Romak, who is being honored for her 11-year
fight to stop the introduction of commercial hazardous waste injection wells in
Romulus, is a founder and leader of Romulus Environmentalists Care About People.
“These two individuals have made contributions
worthy of a legion of Michiganians,” says MEC President Lana Pollack, who will
present the awards. “Their hard work and vision has given priceless gifts to all
of us, and to future generations.”
The award celebration will take
place from 5 to 7 p.m. on tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd at the Environmental
Council’s offices in downtown Lansing, 119 Pere Marquette.