2019 Recipients Announced
Trust Council recognizes four individuals and two organizations
The Islands Trust Council announced the recipients of the 16th Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards at its June 19th meeting on Galiano Island.
From among 11 nominees, Trust Council recognized three individuals and two organizations for their outstanding efforts in support of the Islands Trust’s mandate to preserve and protect the unique environment and amenities of the Trust Area.
Activities that recipients were involved with include sharing of wisdom, oral history, and knowledge; reducing marine pollution; creating a living field guide; work toward establishing a new nature reserve; and, 44 years of recycling services.
In addition, Trust Council, at the recommendation of the advisory committee that oversees the awards process—the Trust Programs Committee—decided to provide posthumously a special lifetime achievement award to honour the work, passion, and commitment of Sara Steil of North Pender Island, who recently passed away.
The recipients are from six local trust areas:
- Mark Bottomley, Lasqueti Island: reducing marine pollution in the Salish Sea
- Andrew Simon, Galiano Island: creating a “living field guide”
Special 2019 Community Stewardship Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Sara Steil, North Pender Island
In the lead up to the 2019 awards, Islanders nominated six individuals and five organizations. Nominations were in two categories, individual and organization, and this year feature nominees from Gabriola Island, Galiano Island, Lasqueti Island, Salt Spring Island, Saturna Island, and Thetis Island local trust areas, as well as Bowen Island.
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