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Binational Program Environmental Stewardship Award Winner: Alex Mayer, Houghton, MI
Binational Program Environmental Stewardship Award Winner:
Alex Mayer, Michigan Technological University,
Houghton, MI

The Binational Forum sponsors an annual Environmental Stewardship award in six categories. We announced winners in our last newsletter, and this issue we focus on Alex Mayer, the 2011 winner in the Adult Individual category.
Huron Creek in Houghton County, Michigan, had a long history of neglect and abuse, until Alex Mayer came along in the late 1990s.

Through Mayer's perseverance, numerous partnerships and restoration projects have been established to ultimately restore sections of the watershed to a more natural state.
Mayer helped write a watershed management plan, organized a creek advisory council, and offered watershed tours and community stream sampling education events to increase community awareness. He leveraged his position as director of the Michigan Tech University's Center for Water and Society to conduct research studies, secure grant funding, and offer workshops for local elected officials.

Mayer masterfully builds partnerships, encourages stewardship, and engages the next generation of managers and decision makers through his extensive outreach programs. It takes a long time for change to come about, but Mayer remained focused on the Huron Creek watershed for almost 8 years, taking a leadership role to help undo 150 years of environmental impacts.

Read more of the Lake Superior Binational Forum's ‘Water is Life’ Newsletter ~ Winter 2011
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