Rockwell named Conservationist of the Year during annual meeting

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Conservationist of the Year Rick Rockwell, center, receives a plaque from board members Steve Bilacic and Tim Hagley.
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Rick Rockwell receives a proclamation from Rep. Joel Johnson after being named the Conservationist of the Year.
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Administrator Dawn Hergott poses for a photo with youth award winner Trinity Roy, the Division III poster winner.
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Nicole Jean, Division II poster contest winner, poses for a photo with administrator Dawn Hergott.
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Division I poster contest winner Mason Elliot smiles for a photo with administrator Dawn Hergott.
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Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Apiarist Michael Hanson talks about bees and beekeeping in Michigan.
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Board member Steve Bilacic reports on the 2013 tree sale.
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Board members Charity Davis, Dick Dell and Steve Bilacic take their seats at the head table as board chairman Tim Hagley welcomes guest to the annual meeting.

The Arenac County Conservation District held its annual meeting at the Standish American Legion Hall Feb. 20, and after dinner, a presentation and some business, Rick Rockwell was named the 2014 Conservationist of the Year. Rockwell has been involved with Saginaw Bay RC&D, is a founding member of the Rifle River Watershed Restoration Committee, a past drain commissioner and former agriculture educator. He currently serves as the Arenac County Clerk and is an active volunteer with Good News Ministries. During the annual meeting, youth awards were distributed for the Conservation District's annual poster contest, and officers were elected for the district's board.


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