Great Laker Award

Each year the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition presents Great Laker Awards to individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes. The coalition announces the recipients of the awards at its annual restoration conference in the fall.

The coalition bestows five awards per year based on the following categories:

Citizens Award – Award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment through time and/or other resources to finding solutions to the problems facing the Great Lakes.
Public Official Award – Award recipient is a mayor, county executive, state representative, governor, or other federal, non-congressional official who has demonstrated a clear commitment to Great Lakes restoration and protection.  Award can only go to public officials who are NOT running for office that year.
Media Award – This award goes to a reporter or media outlet that has helped bring attention to the problems facing the Great Lakes. 
Business Award – This award goes to a business leader that has contributed to a greater understanding of the importance of Great Lakes restoration and protection to our economy.
Lifetime Achievement – This award goes to the person whose life exemplifies a commitment towards restoring and protecting the Great Lakes.

Nomination forms for the 2012 Great Laker Award can be downloaded here.

To read a list of past Great Laker Award recipients, click here.

2 Responses to Great Laker Award

  1. We would be honored to have Healing the Waters collaborators collaborate with the “Win, Win, Wind!: Protecting Our Great lakes for Future Generations” ArtPrize 2011 Project.

    This Art Project’s central purpose is to engage people from across the Great Lakes, especially young people, to take responsibility for protecting the Great Lakes. Energy security, economic developent and ecological values are themes to be addressed. and with which we can have FUN.

  2. I appreciate recognition for my work on “Ice Boom Theory”. It explains the harm being done by stopping the normal, annual ice flow from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The Ice Boom may be legal but it’s not healthy. My work needs to be verified and promoted. Thanks. Joe Barrett

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