Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource (pronounced nature-resource) communications, has a strong business background including management, marketing, and communication. She began her natural resource consulting firm in 1994.
As principal of naturesource communications, Michele serves as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, governments, and businesses. She helps her clients with their organization management, capacity building, communication, and natural resource planning needs. Michele’s clients include local, state, federal, and transboundary governments; nonprofits; watershed associations; landowner associations; and grassroots groups. Michele has helped her clients with their organization and governance. She has facilitated processes to draft articles of incorporation, bylaws, and organizational structures as well as helping groups to define and implement decision making processes including consensus building. She has provided capacity building services including training in volunteer recruitment and management and fund development. naturesource communications provides a full suite of organizational support including event planning and facilitation.
Volunteer and civic service
With a strong dedication to community service, Michele has served on a variety of local, state, and regional boards, commissions, and committees.
Michele was appointed by the Governor to represent conservation interests on the state Rivers Management Advisory Committee on which she serves as its chair, Water Council, and Public Water Access Advisory Board, and Water Council. She has served on the Lakes Management Advisory Committee, Historic Agricultural Structures Advisory Committee, and Conservation License Plate Advisory Committee.
She is president of the board of directors of New Hampshire Rivers Council and is interim co-chair of the New Hampshire Lives on Water Steering Committee. Michele has served as a representative to the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee since its inception in 1990. Since 1995, she has served as its chair and Program Director for the committee’s Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program.
Ms Tremblay’s service has included many boards of directors and advisory groups including as a member of the New Hampshire Shoreland Advisory Committee, Volunteer Environmental Monitoring Network Steering Committee, NH Statewide Volunteer Monitoring Committee, University of Massachusetts Watershed Web Project Committee, and the Project WET Advisory Council. For two decades, she served on the Boscawen Conservation Commission (that manages the Boscawen Town Forest and Tree Farm) and was its chair for fifteen years. Michele served as a member of the board of directors of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions and is a charter represetative to the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission’s Regional Resource Conservation Committee. Michele also served as chair of the Watershed Advisory Group for the Executive committee of the Merrimack River Initative and as a member of the Legislative Study Committee on Biosolids, Sludge and Short Paper Fibers Application, and the New Hampshire Stream Crossing Rules Committee. She is active with legislative issues and in 1998, coordinated river consrvation groups for the initiation and successful passage of a bill that granted shoreland protection to previously excluded rivers in New Hampshire. She was elected treasurer of the Town of Webster.
Michele was elected to the Penacook-Boscawen Water Precinct Board of Commissioners in 1990 and was the Democratic Party nominee for State Senate District 7 in 2010. Michele is a Justice of the Peace in the State of New Hampshire and was elected for decades as a fence viewer in Boscawen. naturesource communications is certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise in the State of New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She calls Webster home.
Awards and recognition
A New Hampshire native, Michele has been recognized for her service with variety of land, planning, river, and lake conservation groups and received a 2003 National River Hero award, “Catch of the Year” volunteer award, and named the first NH River Conservationist of the Year in 1998 by the NH Department of Environmental Services, and Environmental Hero by Proctor Academy in 2002. She and Steve Landry accepted the US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Merit Award in 2001 for their work on the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program. In 2006, she was honored to receive the Helen Award given annually to a person who illustrates in living the kind of selfless devotion to others that Helen Kimball Houston (1904-2004) personified through her long and busy life. The Town of Boscawen presented Michele an Outstanding Service Award for her twenty-one years of work for the town. Michele received a President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Bush administration in 2008. In 2013, she received a Longevity Award from the Rivers Management and Protection Program. Governor Margaret Wood Hassan presented Michele with a River Advocate Award from the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program. Mostrecently, she received an Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Longard Award from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment.
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