Keith Moss, Superintendent of Utilities for the City of Charlotte was honored with the MACD 2012 Friend of Conservation Award, during the MACD Convention. This award recognizes an individual, business, organization or agency outside the association who partners with Conservation Districts to help Michigan citizens conserve their lands and Michigan's natural resources.
"Keith Moss is a true friend of conservation, partnering with the Eaton Conservation District on several river restoration projects in both the Battle Creek and Thornapple River Watersheds," noted Andrea Stay, Executive Director of the Eaton Conservation District, who nominated Keith for the award. "Keith is enthusiastic and always looking for new ways to partner and provide outreach to the community and he has been a great asset to the Conservation District and the community."
Each year, Keith donates his time to the Charlotte River Conservation Day and brings in family and friends to help make the event a success. What started as an event of the Frontier City Flycasters Club has expanded to bring in the City of Charlotte, Eaton Conservation District, grant dollars and local sponsors. Families, students and clubs join together to spend the day cleaning up the river, removing invasive species, planting trees and making an impact on the community.
Keith currently serves as Chair of the local Wellhead Protection Team and has worked with the local schools on multiple projects, including creating their own waste water treatment plant out of common household materials. Additionally, Keith serves as a board member for the Michigan Rural Water Association, an organization dedicated to protecting drinking water quality in Michigan through technical assistance to municipalities.
"MACD is pleased to recognize Keith for his commitment and enthusiasm for environmental stewardship and water quality," said Lori Phalen, MACD Executive Director. "Keith has and continues to make a lasting, positive impact on our environment and it is our pleasure to honor him with the Friend of Conservation Award."
For Keith's outstanding partnership and stewardship efforts, the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts honored Keith Moss with the 2012 Friend of Conservation Award on November 8th, during its Convention and Annual Meeting, a Best Western Plus - Lansing Hotel in Lansing, Michigan.