2008 Petoskey Prize

    On May 28th, 2008, Carol Drake of the Friends of Jean Klock Park received the
    prestigious Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership from the Michigan
    Environmental Council. Ms. Drake, who was recognized for her steadfast
    commitment and organization of a local citizen’s grassroots efforts to save their
    spectacular Lake Michigan Jean Klock Park from a developer’s golf course, was
    presented a plaque and a $5,000 award to donate to the organization of her choice.

    2008 Ally of the Year Award

    In the fall of 2008 Carol Drake was one of three individuals who were chosen by the
    Alliance for the Great Lakes as a Great Lakes Ally of the Year 'Awardee.' The
    awardees were presented with a plaque in October of 2008 during a "Great Lakes
    Bash" at Camp Blodgett on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

    2010 River Warrior Award

    On December 27, 2010 Carol Drake was chosen by the Resource Renewal
    Institute for one of several River Warrior awards which are given to those who
    protect and improve water quality, fish, wildlife, and river ecosystems. The award
    included a $1,000 prize with no strings attached that was donated by Ms. Drake to
    the Friends of Jean Klock Park.

Our legal challenge is continuing - our fight is not over!

    Our Mission

    To preserve the existing natural resource of
    Jean Klock Park and promote its use for
    future generations, forever.

    To ensure Jean Klock Park will be seen as an
    oasis of undisturbed natural land, and use,
    and to educate the public of the importance
    of preserving the park's environment, but also
    of the long term benefits to the health and
    welfare of all humankind when valuable
    natural resources are left undisturbed.

    Our Organization

    Friends of Jean Klock Park is committed to
    protect, maintain, and enhance the existing
    natural beauty of Jean Klock Park, and to
    promote its use as a public beach and park
    for the children and citizens of Benton
    Harbor, MI, and surrounding communities, as
    was the intent of John and Carrie Klock when
    they gifted the Park to the city of Benton
    Harbor on May 4, 1917.

    The Friends of Jean Klock Park include all
    and everyone who is opposed to further
    encroachment of Jean Klock Park.
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Friends of Jean Klock Park | PO Box 8988 | Benton Harbor, MI 49023 |
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