A local environmental group was honored this week with a national award for their efforts to protect the Menominee River. The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the Menominee River safe from the threat of an open pit metallic sulfide mine, received the 2020 Freshwater Hero Award .  The award, given by Freshwater Future., a non-profit organization based in Petoskey, Michigan, honors and celebrates everyday people who jump into action to solve the most pressing issues facing the Great Lakes.

The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. was established in 2017. They have affiliated with environmental organizations throughout Michigan and Wisconsin encompassing the Great Lakes. For more information about the Coalition to SAVE the Menomonee River is on their website, jointherivercoalition.org.