Rep. Steve McMillan earns Conservation Eagle Award
On May 4 at the Conservation Advisory Board meeting at Gulf State Park Lodge, Department of Conservation Director Chris Blankenship presented the annual Eagle Award to Rep. Steve McMillan, R-Orange Beach.
“There are certain legislators and individuals who are really supportive of the work we do with the Department of Conservation and our state parks,” Blankenship said. “Rep. Steve McMillan is one of those people. Rep. McMillan has been extremely active on the joint legislative committee on state parks, he’s been very instrumental in the Gulf State Park project. He helped make this whole hotel and conference center possible. Every year there’s a group that we present Eagle Awards to different individuals that have been supportive of our state parks. The Eagle Award is just a small token of appreciation to recognize the work that’s been done to support the state parks and it is our honor to present to Rep. Steve McMillan the Eagle Award for this year.”
McMillan told the group you should never ask an elected official to speak but gave a brief thank you to the group.
“There are probably several people that are as deserving as me to receive this award but nobody appreciates it more,” McMillan said. “I just outlived everybody.”
Pictured: From left are State Parks Director Greg Lyons, Rep. Steve McMillan, R-Foley and Department of Conservation Director Chris Blankenship.