Tammy Baldwin honored as champion of conservation


MANITOWOC- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has been named as one of five recipients of the Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation award. The organization Lake Michigan Stakeholders sponsors the event. Each year five recipients are selected based on contributions to conserving the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan Stakeholders said that they selected Baldwin for her “extensive and ongoing efforts to protect the Great Lakes.”

Staff at the USA Today Network and the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter write:

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, is one of five recipients of Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation awards that will be distributed at a Lake Michigan Day event Aug. 11 at Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Lake Michigan Stakeholders, which sponsors the awards, said the effort seeks to recognize individuals and businesses for projects and programs that protect and enhance the lands and waters impacting Lake Michigan.

LMS said in a press release that Baldwin is receiving the honorary champion award as policy maker for her “extensive and ongoing efforts to protect the Great Lakes along with many public policies and funding vital to the entire region.”

The press release cited Baldwin’s efforts to support full funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Water Resources Development Act, the bi-partisan Digital Coastal Act to help shoreline communities prepare for storms and fluctuating water levels, and the writing of the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act.

Read more at the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.