2013 Good Steward Award Winners

2013 Good Steward Award Winners

At this years Earth Day Celebration on Lopez Island, seven Good Stewardship awards were presented to individuals and organizations that have shown outstanding stewardship of the San Juan Islands. An honorary Good Steward award was also presented in person to Ken Salazar, the former US Secretary of the Interior, at the celebration marking the creation of the San Juan Islands National Monument on April 1st.

This years’ award winners are Louisa Nishitani of San Juan Island for her life-long devotion to botany and her unwavering activism; Sarah Waugh of Lopez Island for her environmental education efforts at the Bureau of Land Management; Eric Sable of San Juan Island for his enthusiastic leadership in the youth-based San Juan Island Conservation Corps; Ken Akopiantz of Lopez for his leadership in the GMO-free San Juan Islands campaign; Walter and Ruth MacGinitie of San Juan Island for the outstanding care they have taken of their shoreline property; the LIONs (Less Ivy on Waldron) of Waldron Island for their large-scale ivy-eradication effort; and Johannes Krieger of San Juan Island for his volunteer stewardship of the Spring Street rain garden in Friday Harbor.


FARMLAND STEWARDSHIP

Ken Akopiantz
Lopez Island


SHORELINE STEWARDSHIP

Walter and Ruth MacGinitie
 San JuanIsland


YOUTH STEWARDSHIP

Eric Sable
San Juan Island


EDUCATOR STEWARDSHIP

Sara Waugh
Lopez Island


WOODLAND STEWARDSHIP

LIONs, (Less Ivy On WaldroN)
Waldron Island


VILLAGE STEWARDSHIP

Johannes Krieger
San Juan Island


INDIVIDUAL STEWARDSHIP

Louisa Nishitani
San Juan Island


HONORARY GOOD STEWARDSHIP

Ken Salazar
Former US Secretary of the Interior