Thank you for joining NMEAC in Mackinaw City & Making Your Voice Heard!

The Mackinac Policy Conference is on Mackinac Island (May 27-29). Most of the attendees, media and dignitaries, will have arrived on May 26. We were there to welcome them with signs showing that we don’t like the two 60+ year-old Enbridge pipelines carrying petroleum products which are lying on the bottom of the Straits!  “Hasn’t leaked yet”, Enbridge says.  NMEAC says:  SHUT THEM DOWN! 

READ: LINE 5 FACTS

NMEAC, was one of twenty organizations of Oil & Water Don’t Mix, on site to demonstrate our concern and advocate for the protection of our Great Lakes.

Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration | April 24 at 6pm

Traverse City Park Place Dome — We look forward to sharing our annual gathering featuring you along with hundreds of the regions leading environmental stewards and advocates to honor and celebrate our community

If you wish to purchase tickets ahead of time and avoid waiting in line, click here GET TICKETS NOW

Hard of hearing … NMEAC hears you!

BY POPULAR DEMAND: once again, technology for hearing clarity available for those with and without hearing aids or cochlear implants, with and without telecoils.”

Please contact us prior to the event, if possible, and we’ll do our best to be sure that you hear clearly.

At the event, ask for M’Lynn (who is operating the audio equipment for personal assistance.)

mail@nmeac.org or call 231.943.5050

The “Environmentalist of the Year Event and Celebration” is wheelchair accessible.

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Friday April 24: NMEAC’s Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration

You won’t want to miss our amazing featured speaker this year

Stanley “Skip” Pruss is a principal and co-founder of 5 Lakes Energy LLC. Until August, 2010, Mr. Pruss was the Director of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth and Michigan’s Chief Energy Officer, where he was responsible for designing and implementing Michigan’s clean energy economy diversification efforts.

Skip also served as Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Special Advisor for Renewable Energy and the Environment, Michigan’s Chief Energy Officer, and Chair of the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Council. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Until 2003, Skip served as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Division where he was also Chair of the Department of Attorney General’s Public Protection Practice Group.

Earlier in his career, Skip practiced environmental protection and natural resource law and served as legal advisor to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Skip litigated and brought to successful conclusion one of the largest natural resource damage cases in the country. The $172 million Ludington Pumped Storage Facility settlement resulted in the mitigation of fish mortality, conveyed thousands of acres of pristine waterfront properties to the State, and created the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust.

Skip has received numerous public service awards and citations including being named Leader of the Year in 2010 by the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, Guardian of the Great Lakes in 2009 by Clean Water Action, Conservationist of the Year by Michigan United Conservation Clubs and selection by the American Bar Association as a recipient of the Mary C. Lawton Award for Outstanding Government Service.

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Cass Street Dam Bridge and River Restoration Update

As the Boardman River Dams & Restoration Project moves forward, the Project Implementation Team is inviting leaders in the community to meet for an informal discussion and update about the project, its background, funding, and proposed next steps—including removal of Boardman Dam and replacement of Cass Road bridge.

The meetings will be held at the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce first floor conference room (202 East Grandview Parkway). A light lunch will be provided – please include any specific dietary requirements with your RSVP. The luncheons are scheduled at:

12:00 – 1:30 PM Thursday, February 12
12:30 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 18
12:00 – 1:30 PM Friday, February 20

Seating is limited – please RSVP with the date of your choice to casey@rivercare.org or 231-946-6817.

The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is now accepting nominations for the annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards

The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is now accepting nominations for the annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards in the following categories: student, educator, grassroots group, journalism and communications, business, public service or public office, professional, volunteer, general, agriculture and music.

The 27th Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration will be held on Friday, April 24 from 6-9 pm at the Park Place Dome. Please call 231-943-4000 for more information.

Click here to register your nomination for Environmentalist of the Year http://nmeac.org/environmentalist-of-the-year/nominatingform/

Save the Date : Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration

Friday April 24, from 6 – 9pm at the Park Place Dome.

Featuring | Stanley “Skip” Pruss

Speaking about climate change and green energy in Michigan

Stanley “Skip” Pruss is a principal and co-founder of 5 Lakes Energy LLC. Until August, 2010, Mr. Pruss was the Director of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth and Michigan’s Chief Energy Officer, where he was responsible for designing and implementing Michigan’s clean energy economy diversification efforts.

Skip also served as Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Special Advisor for Renewable Energy and the Environment, Michigan’s Chief Energy Officer, and Chair of the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Council. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Until 2003, Skip served as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Division where he was also Chair of the Department of Attorney General’s Public Protection Practice Group.

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