You’re invited to the 2018 Conservation Awards Ceremony and Reception!

Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 PM
Belle Isle Nature Center

Every year, we recognize organizations, businesses, and individuals in Michigan who are working hard to preserve and advocate on behalf of the natural world. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided at this free event.

To RSVP, please click here.

Here’s who we’ll be celebrating this year:

Green Safe Products: Conservation Business of the Year for promoting environmentally friendly, sustainably made and compostable tableware for restaurants and businesses.

 Urban Neighborhoods Initiative:  Conservation Business of the Year for their efforts to both create bird habitat and engage communities in enjoying and caring for these amenities.

Detroit Zoological Society: Fred Charbonneau Bird Conservation Award for their extensive efforts to make zoo buildings and exhibits bird safe, for research and conservation work on the Black Tern, Common Tern, Piping Plover, Kirtland’s Warbler, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Trumpeter Swan, their work on the Urban Bird Treaty for Detroit, and more.

State Rep. Stephanie Chang: Conservationist of the Year Award for her leadership on pollution issues in the city of Detroit and championing wildlife, climate and other issues statewide and nationally.

Dr. Dorceta Taylor: President’s Award for her pioneering work on urban food issues, diversity in environmental professions and the environmental movement, and her research on environmental justice. She is the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. She has previously received National Audubon’s Rachel Carson Award.