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The Citizen Planner program was an important piece of training that helped me become more involved and make a difference.”
--Sharon Brown, Director
Luce County Conservation District,
Luce County, Michigan

With her Citizen Planner education, Sharon Brown, Director of the Luce County Conservation District, recognized the connection between the area’s natural resources and its economic well-being. With the support of area residents, Brown was successful at getting the Hamilton Lake Nature Area, 58 acres of county-owned land adjacent to downtown Newberry, designated as a nature preserve that also provides educational and tourism opportunities. In recognition of her commitment and contribution to the community, she has been appointed to the local economic development corporation and the parks and recreation board.


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