Bowen Islanders nominated for Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards

Three Bowen Islanders have been nominated under the 15th Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards Program that recognizes people for work that supports the Islands Trust mandate to preserve and protect the Trust Area and its unique environment and amenities.

The activities nominated include providing community support for seniors and families, volunteering for community projects, developing a natural burial cemetery, promoting arts and culture, raising awareness of land, marine and cultural heritage, promoting local food sustainability, wildlife rescue and conservation projects.

Bob Turner was nominated for raising awareness and promoting conservation of Howe Sound. Everhard van Lidth de Juede was nominated for 30 years of fostering ecological sustainability. Michelle Catherine Nelson was nominated for food sustainability initiatives and community involvement.

“The islands are a special place, and this year’s stewardship awards nominees represent the dedication, commitment and care needed to preserve the unique communities, culture and environment of our islands,” said Peter Luckham, Chair of the Islands Trust Council. “The Islands Trust Council is grateful to the people and groups working every day to build the capacity of our communities to look after each other and our environment, today and into the future.”

Click HERE to read the Islands Trust media release and a list of all nominees.

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