bluebird recovery program san juan islandsNominate an Island Steward

Do you have a friend or neighbor who takes exceptional care of their land? A teacher who inspires students to understand and care for the environment? A business that has been a leader in sustainable business practices? Here is an opportunity to recognize exemplary members of our community who have shown their commitment to preserving and protecting the San Juan Islands.

Each year the Stewardship Network of the San Juans presents Good Steward Awards to islanders, and we need your nominations. If you know someone who deserves this award, please submit your nomination by May 23, 2014.

Nominations will be accepted in the following eight categories: Shoreline Stewardship, Farmland Stewardship, Woodland Stewardship, Village Stewardship, Business Stewardship, Individual Stewardship, Youth Stewardship and Educator Stewardship.

Awards will be announced in the media the week of June 9. Award recipients will be presented with “Finnies”—fish handcrafted by Crow Valley Pottery— on Saturday, June 21 as part of the Solstice Celebration and Parade on Orcas Island (time and location to come).