Leelanau Conservation District Receives Michigan Envirothon Award

Friday, November 09, 2018

The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) and the Michigan Envirothon program honored Leelanau Conservation District with the 2018 Michigan Envirothon District of the Year Award on Tuesday, October 30th during the MACD Fall Convention held in Bellaire, MI.
MACD annually presents the Envirothon District of the Year Award to recognize a Conservation District that has provided outstanding  support, dedication and leadership in natural resource conservation education for Michigan's youth through the Michigan Envirothon Program.   

Michigan Envirothon is an environmental science based education program for high school students, presented in a team-based competition format. Designed to foster critical thinking, wise stewardship and community involvement, the program has been helping to educate the next generation of Michigan leaders since 1994.   

"Michigan Envirothon is pleased to honor the Leelanau Conservation District with the 2018 District of the Year Award," said Angela Sandusky, Michigan EnvirothonCoordinator. "We credit the entire Leelanau staff and board members for offering their support to the program since its inception 24 years ago, and especially would like to thank them for their role in the successful completion of the 2018 program year."

Leelanau District staff and Board members provided hours of support, financially sponsoring and working directly with local teams, leading reviews at regional events and participating as volunteers throughout the 2018 State Competition held in Lake Ann.  

"I would like to specially recognize Lynn Baker, Director Leelanau CD, for answering the challenge this year for local support in preparing for the State Competition. Lynn was instrumental in providing local information for our testing and training committee and participated in several site visits to help our team create a quality experience for our students," said Sandusky. "Leelanau Conservation District staff and board members are leaders in helping move youth conservation education forward in Michigan and are a great asset to the Michigan Envirothon Program."

From left: Elaine Brown, MACD Secretary/Treasurer; Gerald Miller, MACD Vice President; Kama Ross, Leelanau CD Forester; Angela Sandusky, ME Program Coordinator; Art Pelon, MACD President and Lori Phalen, MACD Executive Director.

About Michigan Envirothon 
Michigan Envirothon is an environmental education program of the MichiganAssociation of Conservation Districts. Michigan Envirothon benefits over 3,000 students, teachers and community members every year and has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of Michigan's youth, with many past participants moving on to become natural resource professionals. Every Michigan high school student is eligible to participate, and every year in Michigan teams of high school students and adult advisors come together to study the subjects of Agriculture, Aquatic Ecology, Energy, Forestry, Soils/Geology, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue that rotates every year. For more information visit our website www.michiganenvirothon.org