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Contact: Kathleen Harter, PIO, 906-483-3024
On December 8, 2014, National Park Service Staff at Keweenaw National Historical Park presented the Midwest Region Outstanding Partner Award for 2014 to Liz and Ed Sheridan. This award is presented annually to an organization or person (in this case, two people) that provides an exemplary high level of support to a national park area within the Midwest Region, an area that contains 60 national park units in 13 states.
Ed Sheridan accepted the award from the staff in person at park headquarters in a bittersweet ceremony;Liz Sheridan passed away unexpectedly in February, 2014. Both career educators and administrators, Liz and Ed served enthusiastically as park volunteers, assisted with special events, and helped staff the Calumet Visitor Center. In addition, Ed was on the board of the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association while Liz served on the board of the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation.
"Liz and Ed have helped the park in many ways, and for many years," said Mike Pflaum, Acting Park Superintendent. "Their cumulative contributions are significant, particularly in terms of strengthening the park's relationship with partners and with visitor outreach.Liz and Ed each have exemplified outstanding citizen stewardship in a meaningful way at Keweenaw NHP and are very deserving of this award and recognition."
Pflaum went on to state that our national parks, now more than ever, benefit from the support of park partners and community such as the Sheridans provided.
For further information, please contact the park at 337-3168.