Nominations now open for Angus MacLean Natural Areas Award
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.