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Friend of the District AwardMichele Anderson (left) receives the Friend of the District Award at the 2001HKCD Annual Meeting.

The Houghton Keweenaw Conservaton District presents two distinct awards at its annual meeting.

Friend of the District Award

The Friend of the District Award (FDA) is presented to an individual or group that has significantly assisted and supported the efforts of the conservation district. The 2001 FDA award was presented to Michelle Anderson, past journalist for the keweenawtoday news web site and currently the creator of, a newly developed keweenaw news web site. Michelle was presented the FDAward for her outstanding coverage of the activities of the district throughout 2001.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Award
The Wildlife Habitat Improvement Award (WHIA) is presented to an individual or group that through its efforts has demonstrated significant habitat improvement for wildlife within our district. The 2001 WHIA was presented to Rich Whiteman for his efforts in creating bat friendly closures for mine openings on his property.

Award Nominations
Any resident of Houghton or Keweenaw county may nominate an individual or group for the above awards. Contact the District Executive Director for more information.


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