Patty Janes, Professor
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, through Ron Olson, Parks and Recreation Division Chief, nominated Michigan Cares for Tourism which Patty Janes is the founder for this award. Most notably, this unique volunteer partnership helped restore Waterloo Recreation Areas' Historic Mill Lake, Belle Isle Park, Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Fayette Historic State Park. Michigan Cares for Tourism provided $307,000 in labor and supply savings for MDNR. This tremendous work is worthy of recognition.