Orcas Island
2009 Stewardship Award Winner – Individual Category

The Individual Stewardship Award was given to Peter Fisher of Orcas Island. For many years, Peter has worked tirelessly on stewardship projects throughout San Juan County. He is a man of many accomplishments and has demonstrated his exceptional leadership qualities in a variety of projects. He served as one of the leaders in the effort to preserve Madrona Point on Orcas.

Developing an idea from research in other areas of the country, Peter played in instrumental role in the formation of the San Juan County Land Bank. He was also one of the founders of the OPAL Community Land Trust, which he still supports actively. More recently, Peter founded Island Stewards, which he hopes will be, among other things, and umbrella organization for smaller nonprofits and projects.