Saginaw Bay Agricultural Conservation Awards Dinner

Join The Nature Conservancy and friends for a celebration dinner to honor outstanding examples of land stewardship within the Saginaw Bay Watershed. For several years, The Nature Conservancy has partnered with agribusiness, government, non-profit, conservation agencies and corporations to test innovative agricultural conservation programs in critical areas of the Saginaw Bay Watershed. Together, we will reflect on our shared achievements and look ahead towards continued success. The evening will culminate with a presentation of an inaugural set of awards to recognize the outstanding conservation achievements of local farmers, crop advisors and conservation professionals. 

 Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 
 Double Tree by Hilton Bay City - River Front
 One Wenonah Park Place 
 Bay City, MI 48708
  Click Here to Register
  Please contact Mary Louks at 517-316-2260 for registration questions or assistance.
  Business Casual Attire 

Award Benefits

      • Awardees are recognized at our March 1st awards dinner, featuring audience members from agribusiness, conservation, philanthropy, and government. Nominators, awardees, and their guests should plan to attend! Click here to register.  
      • Awardees are featured in Nature Conservancy communications, reaching 1000's of constituents. 
      • Awardees receive a custom, beautifully framed award photo featuring stunning photography of the Saginaw Bay Watershed. 

Peer-nominated Awards

You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you would like to make more than one nomination, please complete each nomination separately using the links below. Click the award titles below to make a nomination. 

All nominations must be received by January 10, 2018. Please contact Ben Wickerham at 517-316-2286 for questions or assistance. 

Additional Awards

In addition to the peer-nominated awards outlined above, The Nature Conservancy will also make nominations for the following:

      • Conservation Impact Award 
      • Conservation Excellence Award: Agribusiness
      • Conservation Excellence Award: Practitioner
      • Conservation Excellence Award: Contributor 

The Conservancy will bring forward several candidates for the Selection Committee's consideration. The Selection Committee consists of representatives from The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Agri-Business Association, Delta Institute, and Michigan Farm Bureau. The Selection Committee will evaluate the nominations and make recommendations on final selections.

Click here for a more detailed description of all of the awards, nomination criteria, and the final award selection process.