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Mean Green: Your chance to nominate an ‘Island Steward’

April 29, 2014 · 9:27 AM
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2013 Island Steward Award winner Johannes Krieger receives the coveted “Finnie’ from the Stewardship Network’s Marta Branch. / Contributed photo

Do you have a friend or neighbor who takes exceptional care of their land?

A teacher who inspires students to understand and care for the environment? A business that has been a leader in sustainable business practices?

Here is an opportunity to recognize exemplary members of our community who have shown their commitment to preserving and protecting the San Juan Islands.

Each year the Stewardship Network of the San Juans presents Good Steward Awards to islanders, and we need your nominations. If you know someone who deserves this award, submit your nomination by May 23, 2014.

Nominations will be accepted in the following eight categories: Shoreline Stewardship, Farmland Stewardship, Woodland Stewardship, Village Stewardship, Business Stewardship, Individual Stewardship, Youth Stewardship and Educator Stewardship.

To see previous years’ winners, nomination forms and award guidelines, go to stewardshipsanjuans.org. Results will be announced in the media the week of June 9. Award recipients will be presented with “Finnies”—fish handcrafted by Crow Valley Pottery— on Saturday, June 21 as part of the Solstice Celebration on Orcas Island.

To submit nominations, fill out the form on stewardshipsanjuans.org. You can also mail your nomination to Julia Vouri, Stewardship Network Coordinator, C/O San Juan Islands Conservation District, 530 Guard St., Friday Harbor 98250. Questions? Contact Julia at stewardshipnetwork@gmail.com.

 

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