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June 2014
Volunteer Norm Fred and his Boardman River Cleansweep group is named a Department of Natural Resources Partner in Conservation Award from the Michigan Natural Resource Commission for their tireless efforts in cleaning up Michigan's rivers, trail maintenance and trash cleanups in Grand Traverse County and surrounding areas.

2009: The Lansing Motorcycle Club (LMC) was named a Department of Natural Resources Partner in Conservation at the regular meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Jan. 9 in Lansing. LMC, with its club grounds located in Missaukee County, has long participated in volunteer activities with the DNR.

"The Lansing Motorcycle Club has been an advocate of the DNR and natural resources conservation for many years," said DNR Director Rebecca Humphries. "Their generous gifts of time, energy and manpower have helped us complete many special projects from state forest cleanups to removing trespass encroachments. LMC is one of our strongest advocates for sustainable state forest management."

2003:  USDA Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest received an Honor Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture "for exemplary effort in coordinating a multi-agency partnership to address health and safety issues for employees and forest users resulting from illegal trash dumping on the Hiawatha National Forest."

2000:  Lovell's Hook and Trigger (Crawford County) honored with Certificate of Appreciation to "appreciate their exceptional contribution to the future of Michigan's Forests."

1999:  Program manager, Ada Takacs honored with a Certificate of Appreciation "to appreciate your exceptional contribution to the future of Michigan's forests" from the MDNR, Forest Management Division.

1992:  The Trash Team received an Honor Award from the Eastern Regional Team for "outstanding public service to the Huron-Manistee National Forest in forming a coalition of public agencies, citizen organizations, corporations and interested individuals dedicated to resolving the problem of illegal trash dumping in Michigan's forests."

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