Congratulations to our 2017 Photo Contest winners! Thank you to everyone that submitted a photo – we had many great options to choose from! Photos were submitted in three categories: Flora & Fauna, Landscapes, and People in Nature in order to capture Michigan’s natural beauty.
Grand Prize Winner!
“Lower Tahquamenon Falls” by Deb Traxinger
Flora & Fauna
“Singing Swallows” by Margaret Weber
“Redbud Romance” by Dustyn Blindert
“Karner Blue Butterfly” at MNA’s Karner Blue Nature Sanctuary in Newaygo County by Randy Butters
“Flower & Fungi” at MNA’s Trillium Ravine Nature Sanctuary in Berrien County by Ellen Stevens
“Huron” by Nathan Miller
“Lost Lake” by Ellen Wexler
“Sunrise at Seney” by Todd Maertz
“Fairyland Meadow” by Virginia McClellan
People in Nature
“5 Star Cuisine” by Alex Maier
“Pictured Rocks Kayakers” by Tom Ala
“Best Friends” by Ellen Wexler
“Exploring with Pop” by Susan Cobb
Thank you for joining MNA as we recognized the donors and volunteers who make our
continued success possible! The 2017 Volunteer & Donor Recognition Dinner
honored those who dedicate countless hours to MNA and reflected on another year of success.
The night was filled with entertainment, including a special silent auction to benefit
MNA’s Environmental Education Fund and a live performance by Lansing’s soul-blues master, Root Doctor!
During the ceremony, MNA honored the following individuals for their
commitment to protecting Michigan’s natural heritage:
Richard W. Holzman Award:
Frederick W. Case, Jr. Environmental Educator of the Year Award:
Mason and Melvin Schafer Distinguished Service Award:
Volunteer of the Year Award:
Good Neighbor Award:
Valerie and John Vance
Also a special congratulations to our 2017 Photo Contest winners,
Race for Michigan Nature 5K runners, and Eagle Scouts!
Like, share, and tag yourself in the photos from the dinner on our Facebook page!
We appreciate all you do for MNA’s mission and we hope to see you again next year!