Events — April 16, 2013 at 6:08 am

Clean Water Action honors those who protect Michigan’s natural resources TOMORROW


Protecting our water resources since 1972

My good friends at Clean Water Action are having their annual award ceremony tomorrow night and I wanted to make sure you knew about it. As Clean Water Action’s Michigan State director Nic Clark puts it: “Water literally defines our state and is integral to protecting our Great Lakes way of life. This week we take the time out of our busy schedules to recognize the tireless dedication and commitment of several great Michiganders who fight to protect our vital natural resources.”

Here are the details:

Do you like listening to live music, enjoying great local cuisine, and drinking Michigan-made beer and wine? Do you want to support clean water? Then join us for Clean Water Action’s Great Lakes Awards Celebration!

On April 17, we’re gathering with members, legislators, and other leaders at the Avenue Café in Lansing to honor several remarkable Michiganders for their passion for protecting Michigan’s Great Lakes and other natural resources. You don’t want to miss this year’s celebration. RSVP today!

2013 Great Lakes Awards Celebration:
Wednesday April 17th
Cocktail reception: 5:30pm
Awards presentation: 7:00pm
Entertainment to follow.
The Avenue Café (2021 Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912)
RSVP today!

2013 Award Recipients: Cyndi Roper – former CWA Michigan Director; Douglas Jester – Principal at 5 Lakes Energy; Honorable Sam Singh – State Representative; Rene Greff – Owner of Arbor Brewing Company

2013 Host Committee: 5 Lakes Energy, All Phase Remodeling, Inc., Amanda Stitt, Bob and Theresa Synk, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, Chong-Anna and Luke Canfora, Curtis Hertel, Cyndi Roper, Dan and Jennifer Kildee, Dave Dempsey, Dave Holtz, Dave Woodward, David LaGrand, Hon. David Rutledge, Hon. Rashida Tlaib, Hon. Sam Singh and Kerry Ebersole Singh, Hon. Sarah Roberts, Hon. Tom Cochran, IBEW Local 252, Jason Ellenburg, Jeff and Kate Koeze, Jeff Irwin, Jim Olson and Judith Bosma, Jody Washington, John Hunting, Karen and Doug Owen, Larry Protasiewicz , Mainstreet Strategies, Mark Schauer, Matt Vititoe, Meridian, Entertainment Group, Michigan LECET, Nathan and Sarah Triplett, Pat Lindemann, Rene and Matt Greff, Ryan Irvin, Sandra Hurlbutt, Spicer Group, Thomas and Samara Morgan , Trisha Stein, Voices for Earth Justice, Zachary and Stephanie Pohl.

It promises to be a fun filled evening with great local cuisine, live music, and Michigan-made beer and wine. Suggested donation of $60 and tickets are available at the door. To RSVP, call (517) 203-0754 or visit

See you tomorrow!

The Michigan Clean Water Action Staff