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Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC)
PO Box 1166
Traverse City, MI 49685

  • Seth Phillips
    commented 2021-08-23 20:45:43 -0400
    I received an email reportedly from June Thaden indicating that I had been nominated for your EOY award. I wanted to confirm that this email was authentic and not a prank from someone or a hack of some kind. Is this real?
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  • Jason Lin
    commented 2021-06-30 22:06:11 -0400
    Hi team at NMEAC,

    I am Jason, a high school student from Cranbrook high school in Michigan. I am passionate about environmental issues and extremely interested in everything your organization stands for.

    Recently, my team and I are developing an app at the Launchx summer program for young entrepreneurs. Our app is called MVMNT. MVMNT strives to contribute to solving climate issues. On our app, we connect environmental activists and enthusiasts with organizations like you. You will be able to post information and events about your organization on our app, and users on our app in the Michigan area will be able to join your events or donate to you.

    Please let me know if you are interested. We will not charge organizations any money to be on our app. Also, if you are interested, would you be available for a quick online interview with our team, where we walk you through our idea and get feedback from you? We are striving to improve our app as much as we can so any feedback is helpful.


    Jason and the MVMNT team
  • Calista Rockwell
    commented 2021-06-28 11:07:10 -0400
    Hello, I’m reaching out to possibly set up an interview with someone from this environmental organization, I am a student conducting research with Dr. Sarah Mittlefehldt on a study that examines the risks and benefits associated with wood energy in Michigan, and different perceptions of those risks and benefits. Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding of how communities across Michigan have responded to woody biomass energy development.

    I would love to chat more about this, and would appreciate a way of contact!

    Thank you!
  • Barbara Krouse
    commented 2021-06-18 13:21:07 -0400
    I really need to contact someone about herbicide use near a loon nesting site on Duck Lake. Who can I contact! The situation is dire!
  • Timothy Young
    commented 2021-06-03 10:28:22 -0400
    Hey June. I have a ton of files somewhere regarding my time as chair and the primary project I worked on, that being the stopping of the land swap between the Homestead and Sleeping Bear which eventually led to the Conservancy buy-out and protection of sections of the Crystal River. Not sure when I’ll find the time to dig them up in the summer, but it would for a good winter project.

  • John Jordan
    commented 2021-04-21 15:53:29 -0400
    Do you know of any environmental watch dog groups that work in the Charlevoix area. The EPA is planning to remediate the superfund site in town and I am interested in having some outside oversight of the project. Can your organization lead me in the right direction?
  • Fern Spence
    commented 2021-03-01 21:09:53 -0500
    Please contact TV 7 and 4 to counter their special report about the need for Hartman Hammond bridge, it is a series that started tonight March 1 2021. I am not an expert to speak about the many recent improvements to E-W corridor, but I am sure you can reach out to them to recommend a more objective and non-biased special report. I did contact their newsroom tonight.
  • Anna Bunting
    commented 2021-02-03 14:35:44 -0500
    Hello – I am working with the Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate and I was wondering if you could provide the emails of your co-chairs? Thank you and take care! Anna
  • Ben Ditta
    commented 2020-10-11 12:29:09 -0400

  • Jill Hutchinson
    commented 2020-10-09 13:15:16 -0400
    Are you looking for a bookkeeper?
  • Troy Westergaard
    commented 2020-09-11 18:57:44 -0400
    My producing partner and I are attempting to contact Eileen Ganter, daughter of author Hugh Wray McCann. We are interested in the film and tv rights to his book on Johnny Nicholas. If you are indeed the Eileen Ganter we seek, would you please contact us or let us know who represents the book rights. Thank you for your time. Truly, Troy Westergaard ([email protected]) and Madelon Rosenfeld ([email protected]) Congrats on the Award!
  • Brynna Wesley
    commented 2020-09-06 12:01:11 -0400

    I am doing a profile on NMEAC for my college English class and I need to interview someone from NMEAC to include in my project. I was hoping to interview one of the board members, preferably Ann Rogers or Greg Reisig but any board member of NMEAC that is willing to be interviewed would be perfect! Please shoot me an email or give me a call. Thanks!
  • June Thaden
    followed this page 2020-09-04 12:02:34 -0400
  • Peter Braden
    commented 2020-08-31 10:55:26 -0400
    Hi, I recently joined this organization. I have also recently resigned from my March of Dimes board seat and am looking to be continue to be active in the community. When is the next meeting? Are you looking for additional board memebers?
  • Kathie Wiley
    commented 2020-08-11 18:35:21 -0400
    Can’t hardly breathe.

    Biking around Logan’s landing, then Logan’s Pointe, then came back out

    to my fav. spot 4 birding, two guys getting out of trucks. Orange Vests. I asked what’s up…. they were there to design tree and brush removal and design the boardwalk going over the lake to continue the path.

    They are ripping out the home of Cedar Wax Wings, R. Wing B. B. , Red Starts, Tree Swallows, etc.

    They will have a Boardwalk Bridge right where the ducks migrate to and where the huge turtles have been undisturbed. Frick!!

    Their shortcut across that southern stretch of Boardman Lake will impact wildlife horribly.
  • Chico Luna
    commented 2020-08-09 09:34:27 -0400
    Who can I call about a morning dove with a broken wing
  • Dan Bertalan
    commented 2020-07-29 10:29:01 -0400
    Hi There,

    I’m producing a documentary for PBS on FishPass and would love to get NMEAC’s perspective on the project by interviewing Ann Rogers next month in TC. Would Ann please email or call so we can set something up?

    If however, you prefer another spokesperson to do the interview, please email the contact information.

    Thanks so much for connecting the dots… and all that you do.

    Best, Dan
  • Linda Greening
    commented 2020-07-14 10:12:06 -0400
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is celebrating 50 years of history in our region. We will be publishing a commemorative section in partnership with them. It will include historical photos, articles written by our editorial staff and information our readers and visitors will read and enjoy. The publication will be inserted into the Record-Eagle on Sunday, August 30th for locals and 5000 will be distributed to the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire and around the Traverse City area for visitors to use for free. You also get 10,000 impressions (ads) on

    Would you like to promote NMEAC and support Sleeping Bear Dunes for their 50th Anniversary? Let me know what you think. Thanks! Linda
  • Robert LaPorte
    commented 2020-06-23 14:57:32 -0400
    Want to know when the next NMEAC meeting will be?
  • Deyar Jamil
    commented 2020-04-02 09:38:09 -0400
    A big thank you to Ann Rogers for your 4/02/20 forum piece in the Record-Eagle. A reminder that all the earth’s creatures, from microscopic bugs to humans, are related. We need to respect each creature’s place in the chain to keep it from falling apart. Thank you for stating it so simply.
  • Bill McKinley
    commented 2020-03-27 18:30:32 -0400
    Hello; I am not a member of NMEAC but I was wondering if you have taken an official stand on the Cedar River Marina Project being proposed at the village park in Cedar this spring . I would appreciate hearing from you.

    Thanks for your time.

    Bill McKinley
  • steve kokette
    commented 2020-02-26 07:54:48 -0500
    I’m creating a national directory of businesses that have done renewable projects so consumers can patronize them. You can see what stage it’s at at I’m not satisfied with the Michigan list and was hoping your members could inform me about businesses in Michigan that should be on the list but aren’t.

    Steve Kokette

    This website is devoted to reducing global warming/climate change by informing consumers in the U.S., whether travelling or at home, where they might spend their money to reward businesses that have done (or whose landlords have done) renewable energy projects to make, store, etc., their products and services.
  • Al Frye
    commented 2020-02-12 16:37:40 -0500
    I am part of Carbon Free Manistee/ Plant One Million Trees located in Manistee. We would like to speak with you about a possible collaboration.
  • Noelle Riley
    commented 2020-01-15 10:58:47 -0500
    I’m the news director at IPR News. I’d like to interview someone with your organization about FishPass. My deadline is tomorrow, Thursday Jan. 16 at 1 p.m.
  • Mark OReilly
    commented 2020-01-14 13:27:29 -0500
    Looking to connect with someone who has set up a Go Fund Me to give me some “tips” in advance of my getting started. Friends in Australia burned out!
  • Denise Baker
    commented 2019-11-08 11:06:55 -0500
    I just made a donation in memory of our beloved friend and colleague Deb Marois. Please do not add my name to any mail lists. Please also do not share my name with any other organizations or businesses. Thank you for all you do to protect the Up North beauty that we love and miss so dearly. ~Denise Baker and Andy Knott
  • Anonymous Resident
    commented 2019-10-15 12:20:34 -0400
    Go directly to page 30 of this packet. This developmemt would be impacting/destroying a very sensitive ecosystem, and a stream containing brook trout.
  • Kennard Weaver
    commented 2019-08-19 12:28:13 -0400

    The current draft under consideration has no exemptions, even though the Watershed Center, Russ Soyring, and Lauren-Tribe have all said

    that NMC should be exempt. Without an exemption, the current draft would make all of the NMC land North of Eastern Avenue unusable for

    anything other than a tree lot, as it is currently all wooded. Building a dorm or a classroom or a library would require removing enough trees

    that the replacement requirements under the currently proposed ordinance could not be met. An exemption for “units of local government”

    would not exempt NMC, as the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that community colleges are not units of local government. NMC has not

    been a ruthless remover of trees and, in fact, has worked to keep the wooded sections of its campus intact to a great degree.

    The proposed ordinance needs to be amended to exempt NMC by name.
  • Emily Kotz
    commented 2019-07-13 14:30:20 -0400

    My name is Emily Kotz and I am a graduate assistant at Michigan State University studying community sustainability and will be holding a series of focus groups in the Upper Peninsula on July 14th and 15th. Our focus groups are on the topic of Great Lakes coastline management and community input is very important for our research.

    We hope to gain community input on how to become better stewards of the Great Lakes and produce a messaging campaign along with the Office of Great Lakes.

    On July, 14th we will be at the Landmark Inn in Marquette from 3-4pm and on July, 15th we will be in Munising at the Alger Parks and Recreation Center at 4pm and 5pm.

    Each focus group session will last an hour and light snacks will be provided to participants. In addition a $25 monetary gift will be given to all participants.

    If you are interested in joining please email my research team at [email protected] Thank you for your interest in our research and hope to see you there!


    Emily Kotz


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