Islanders have nominated eight individuals and six groups for the 12th annual Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards Program.
Two nominations involves Denman Island.
The activities nominated include shoreline care; water stewardship; creation of a public golf course; volunteer firefighting; restoring a historic building; climate change education and leadership; bird monitoring; support to women facing violence; environmental and social justice leadership; and, promoting public participation in island governance.
“I am really pleased with the high number of nominations this year,” said Sheila Malcolmson, chair of the Islands Trust Council. “The many people who dedicate their energy, time and imagination to strengthening their island communities and safeguarding our natural environment are an inspiration to all of us.
“I also want to thank all of the islanders who took the time to nominate their neighbours so we can all recognize and celebrate the tremendous contributions islanders make every day.”
Nominees are from nine local trust areas and Bowen Island Municipality.
Group nominations include the Denman Island Volunteer Fire Department for serving and protecting Denman Island.
Individual nominations include Ana Miriam Leigh (posthumous) for 20 years of support to women facing violence on Denman Island.
— Islands Trust Council