2017 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

 

2016 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees

On April 7, we inducted 10 people and organizations into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame.  We gathered at the Loosemore Auditorium on the downtown campus of Grand Valley State University. They were:

Paul Zugger, a retired environmental professional, having served 31 years with the Michigan DNR .  Since retiring, he has volunteered with Engineers without Borders.

John Woollam has been a philanthropic person whose mentoring and partnership has protected thousands of acres of land for future generations.

          Robert Tallman has a passion for educating students in the environment and always has time for anyone exploring our world.

          Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute   

This won in the Education/School category.  The Institute has sent students into careers with the environment, encouraged students in middle and high school to look at the environment through the study of water and done research on water throughout Michigan.

          The Legacy Circle saw Four Inductees

Edith Munger In 1908, she took the first aggressive action to protect birds. She was instrumental in a contest that named the robin the state bird.

Margaret Drake Elliott was one of the first woman outdoor writers.  She had a regular column in the Muskegon Chronicle and was inducted into the Michigan Woman’s Hall of Fame.

Ralph MacMullan became Conservation Director for the State in 1964.  He was behind the fight to stop the spraying of DDT and other hard pesticides, in opposition to the Apartment of Agriculture.

          Harold Stokes was an environmental activist on several campaigns.  Active into his 80's, he served in various leadership roles.

In the Non-Profit Organization was the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.  WMEAC has been an environmental advocacy since 1968. 

In the Environmental Projects category was the White Lake Restoration.  White Lake had been polluted by tannery discharge and chemical plants.  It took many years of sediment removal and other actions, but the Public Advisory Council finally got White Lake delisted as an Area of Concern.

 

2015 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees

(L to R)   Stephanie Kozich, Patricia McNinch, Pat Whalen  (Accepted for P.J.  Hoffmaster and Genevieve Gillette), Kathy Evans, John WolfE, son of Dr. Willard WolfE

(L to R)   Stephanie Kozich, Patricia McNinch, Pat Whalen

 (Accepted for P.J.  Hoffmaster and Genevieve Gillette), Kathy Evans, John WolfE, son of Dr. Willard WolfE

On May 20th, we inducted 7 people and organizations into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame.  We gathered at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids. They were:

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Sand Point Brownfield Remediation

P.J. Hoffmaster

Genevieve Gillette

Dr. Willard Wolfe

Patricia McNich

The Honorable John Dingell

Kathy Evans

  

 

2014 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees

The Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society is pleased to announce that the third annual class was inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids.

2014 Hall of Fame Class

John Vucetich, Don Inman, Anne Vaara,  Susan Kelsey, Patricia McNinch, Cindy Wilson, Kim Morden, Dave Washington, Norm Spring, Dave Dempsey, Joan Wolfe. 

 

2013 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees

Pictured (From Left to Right): Bill Milliken Jr. accepting for former governor William Milliken, Howard Tanner, Fred Wilder, Brad Jensen accepting for Huron Pines, & Dr. Tom Coon accepting for Michigan State University Extension.

 

2012 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Inductees

Pictured (front row left-right): Theresa Bernhardt; Mary Goodwillie Nelson, daughter of Peter Wege; Terry McCarthy, Wege Foundation; Gloria Miller; and Carol Rose who accepted the award for Robert Slingerland.

(back row left to right): Greg Moss, Ruddiman Creek Task Force; Superintendent Gene Pierce, Tuscola Intermediate School District; Tom Bailey; and Paul Steen, Huron River Watershed Council.