Names Massachusetts Resident Environmental Hero, Award Presented
at First Fish Count
July 1, 2001
Anne Smrcina, 781-545-8026 x204
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA)
Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS)
will honor local photographer and videographer, Robert Michelson,
as one of this years Environmental Heroes. Michelson is
being recognized for his work developing a volunteer dive team
as well as his role in educating the public about the diversity
of marine life in the waters surrounding Stellwagen Bank. Sanctuary
Superintendent Craig MacDonald will present the award at a public
ceremony at Brant Rock Beach in Marshfield.
the presentation, the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuarys
volunteer divers will participate in a training dive for the first-ever
Great American Fish Count (GAFC) in the Gulf of Maine on Sunday,
July 1, 2001. The GAFC will take place in the Sanctuary throughout
July, 2001. The press is invited to attend the training dive.
more information on the sanctuary and the 13-site National Marine
Sanctuary System, please visit http://www.sanctuaries.nos.noaa.gov.
more information on NOAAs Environmental Heroes, please visit
more information on the Great American Fish Count, please visit
Dr. Craig MacDonald presents the 2001 Environmental Hero
Award to Bob Michelson at Brant Rock Beach, Marshfield,
Mass. on July 1. Later that day, Bob led a dive team in
the first official Great Amercan Fish Count in the Gulf
of Maine. SBNMS photo.