Community Stewardship Award nominations sought

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The nomination deadline for the Islands Trust 2022 Community Stewardship Awards program is coming up soon.

People have until April 18 to nominate an individual, Indigenous community member and/or an Indigenous society, an organization, school, classroom, community group, non-profit or business entity that supports the Islands Trust mandate to preserve and protect the Trust Area and its unique environment and amenities.

“After pausing the program for a year due to competing priorities for staff resources in 2021, we are ready to bolster enthusiasm around the launch of this year’s award program,” stated Islands Trust Council chair Peter Luckham in a press release when the program was announced in March. “We are encouraging everyone to be an active participant in the nomination process. Each day we are reminded about the incredible work and dedication of islanders and community members who contribute in meaningful ways. This program honours their work on projects or initiatives that align with the preserve and protect mandate of the Islands Trust Area.”  

For approximately 20 years, the Islands Trust’s Community Stewardship Awards program has recognized remarkable and inspiring nominees and recipients who demonstrate leadership in preservation and protection of the Islands Trust Area. In reinstating the program in 2022, Islands Trust Council has updated the program to better align with Trust Council’s Reconciliation Declaration and amended it to be offered only once per elected term.

Nomination forms, a list of past award recipients, and other resources are available on the Islands Trust’s stewardship awards website page or can be picked up at the Islands Trust offices. The 2022 award recipients will be announced at the Trust Council meeting in June. All awards will be formally presented in the recipients’ own communities in the fall. Questions can be emailed to csa@islandstrust.bc.ca

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