Nom­i­na­tions now open for An­gus Ma­cLean Nat­u­ral Ar­eas Award

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FOOD / COMMUNITY -

Is­land Na­ture Trust is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for the 2015 Hon. J. An­gus Ma­cLean Nat­u­ral Ar­eas Award.

This award was named in hon­our of former Premier and con­ser­va­tion­ist, J. An­gus Ma­cLean. In­di­vid­u­als or groups that have made a sig­nif­i­cant and last­ing dif­fer­ence in in­creas­ing or im­prov­ing nat­u­ral ar­eas across P.E.I. may be nom­i­nated for a pres­ti­gious award handed out an­nu­ally by Is­land Na­ture Trust.

Ini­ti­ated in 1987, the award is pre­sented in recog­ni­tion of many years of ef­fort to add to or im­prove the net­work of P.E.I. pro­tected nat­u­ral ar­eas.

“Is­lan­ders that have spent many years pro­tect­ing land or kept land aside in its nat­u­ral state for the en­joy­ment of fu­ture gen­er­a­tions are wor­thy of nom­i­na­tion. There are also many groups through­out the Is­land that have worked tire­lessly to im­prove and pro­tect nat­u­ral ar­eas,” said Judi Allen, pres­i­dent of the trust board of di­rec­tors.

“We would love to re­ward a per­son or group that de­serves recog­ni­tion”. The Ma­cLean Award will be pre­sented to the win­ner at the Na­ture Trust an­nual gen­eral meet­ing this fall.

In ad­di­tion to Ma­cLean him­self in 1990, some previous win­ners in­clude the Up­ton Farm­land Trust for their work to per­ma­nently pro­tect and man­age green space in the Char­lot­te­town area and Charles Per­ret and Glo­ria McKin­non-Per­ret for do­nat­ing 187 acres of land at Ca­ble Head East to Is­land Na­ture Trust.

Nom­i­na­tions should be writ­ten and as de­tailed as pos­si­ble to al­low the trust's award com­mit­tee to make a fully in­formed se­lec­tion. Nom­i­na­tions should in­clude brief bi­ogra­phies of the nom­i­nee as well as a clear out­line of the work done to pro­tect or man­age nat­u­ral area(s). Guide­lines for nom­i­na­tions and a full list of past re­cip­i­ents is avail­able from the Trust. The fi­nal dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Monday, Aug. 24.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Is­land Na­ture Trust at P.O. Box 265, Char­lot­te­town, C1A 7K4; check the Trust's web page at www.is­land­na­turetrust.ca , drop in to the Trust of­fice at Raven­wood House, Bldg. 15 on the Agriculture Canada Re­search Sta­tion off Mt. Ed­ward Rd. or email ad­min@is­land­na­turetrust.

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