Dulcie Hamilton receives prestigious award

A long-standing member and past president of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

A long-standing member and past president of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society received the prestigious Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award on May 19 at the Filberg Centre.

Dulcie Hamilton is the fourth member to receive this award. It was previously awarded to Dr. Lunam and his wife Betty Lunam, and to Norma Morton, who also received the Queen`s Jubilee medal earlier this year.

Hamilton was given this award for her 45 years of leadership in Comox Valley Nature.

As Norma Morton pointed out in her nomination letter for this award, Hamilton played a key role in protecting Seal Bay Park from development.

“Dulcie supervised for many years, the hiring of workers and volunteers for the task of creating Seal Bay trails and amenities, once naturalists secured it for preservation…She was untiring and dauntless in her pursuit of this challenge, making it the beautiful area it is today for so many residents.”

In bestowing this award Comox Valley Nature takes great pride in honouring the conservation ethics of founding residents and providing a sense of continuity with future generations. The stewardship and conservation values shown by Hamilton over the past five decades highlight the reality that good stewardship is a continuous and constant re-dedication.

Hamilton first led a field trip on March 3, 1968, and has been actively involved in the monitoring of  trumpeter swans and local botany ever since.

Anyone interested in participating in CVN activities should visit  http://comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca or phone Loys Maingon (CVN president) at 250-331-0143.

— Comox Valley Nature

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