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The Hon. J. Angus MacLean Natural Areas award is an award program established by the Island Nature Trust to honour an individual, group, or agency who/which has made a significant contribution to the protection of natural areas in Prince Edward Island.
Many organizations and individuals have laboured unheralded for years to ensure that natural areas remain in Prince Edward Island as representatives of our natural heritage. These areas are valuable for native plant and animal species and are a part of the Island fabric.
An award by the Trust would recognize outstanding efforts which resulted in natural area protection. This would encourage the recipient and others to continue their work as well as to enhance the profile of natural area protection in Prince Edward Island. It will also enhance the profile of the Trust and give greater credibility to natural area protection.
POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS ARE:
1) Legislators who pioneered legislation and regulations that enabled protection of natural areas.
2) Citizens or conservation groups who successfully lobbied government action for site protection, policy development, etc.
3) Agencies (government or non-government) or individuals that have established natural areas on either Crown or private land.
4) Agencies or individuals who raised the public consciousness regarding natural areas by innovative educational programs or publicity efforts.
5) Individuals who have done innovative research in designated or candidate natural areas, etc.
GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATIONS:
The nominations must be significant in terms of the provincial context.
Document your nomination with a description of the project or the person/group’s contribution. Include any of the following if applicable and available: maps, photos, newspaper clippings, copy of publications, etc. Any information that will assist the panel of judges will be greatly appreciated.
Nominations are to be received until August 23rd, 2019. Send to the attention of the Executive Director, Island Nature Trust, P.O. Box 265, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7K4 or deliver by hand or courier to Ravenwood House, Agriculture Canada Research Station, 15 Crown Drive, Bldg. #15, Charlottetown, C1A 4N6. FAX 628-6331. E-mail: email@example.com
Past Winners of INT Award
1987 Harold Jenkins – establishment of private waterfowl sanctuary.
1989 Col. Patrick & Ann Wootton – protection of Herring Island and Thomas Island.
1990 Hon. J. Angus MacLean – protection of an International Biological Program site on his property.
1991 Mike & Cathy Edward – protection of hemlock stands on their property, part of an IBP site.
1991 Piping Plover Partnership – Piping Plover protection program in the Prince Edward Island National Park: – Canadian Parks Service, – Parks & People Association, – Cavendish Tourist Association
1992 Col. Denny Hopping & Indian River Conservation Development Project – establishment of a nature trail and public education at the Indian River Wildlife Management Area.
1993 Gary Schneider & Macphail Woods Project – active management and educational programs at the Sir Andrew Macphail property, part of which is an International Biological Program site.
1994 Therese d’Amour – establishment of a private nature preserve and for public education. A contributor to Island Nature Trust projects.
1995 Garry McAdam & Leo Hendricken of Georgetown Elementary Environmental Group for their work.
1996 Dave Biggar for all his work on the Trout River Natural Area, Prince County.
1997 Concerned Citizens of Eastern Kings for successfully preventing the peat mining of Baltic Bog. Dan McAskill for his life time achievement for outstanding contributions to natural areas preservation.
1998 Dr. Ian MacQuarrie for his lifetime efforts towards protection of natural areas.
1999 Trout River Environmental Committee for work to restore wildlife & fish habitat along Trout River Watershed, Queens County. Daryl Guignion for his lifetime efforts towards protection of natural areas.
2000 Garnet Buell of Murray River for protection of 100 acres of woodland and wetland. Bruce Smith of Stratford for over two decades of conservation work on Prince Edward Island.
2001 George Webster for all the work on his land in Maple Plains. Gary Griffin for conserving almost 100 acres of his land. Ruth Enman for all her efforts in protecting Hermitage Creek.
2002 Dr. Doug Sobey for his classification of the Island’s forest system and Modhaicdh Farms for implementing a variety of good land stewardship initiatives.
2003 Hon. Gilbert Clements for his contributions to natural areas protection and legislation.
2004 The late Harvey Moore for establishing Moore Bird Sanctuary in Milltown Cross.
2005 Bruce Pigot for all his natural history conservation efforts over the last four decades.
2006 Sisters of St. Martha for creating a wetland just off Mt. Edward Rd. and Rosemary Curley for her lifetime efforts towards the protection of natural areas.
2007 TARRP for their outstanding work to ensure the Eagles Landing Tracadie Bog was protected under the PEI Natural Areas Protection Act.
2008 Diane Griffin for her lifetime efforts towards protection of natural areas.
2009 James & Barbara Munves for protecting two Natural Areas.
2010 No nominations received.
2011 Wendell M. Profitt of Charlottetown for many years of dedicated work for natural areas and Provincial Parks
2012 Dr. Douglas Sobey for his outstanding contribution to natural areas protection.
2013 Upton Farmland Trust for their work to permanently protect & manage green space in the Charlottetown area
2014 Charles Perret & Gloria McKinnon-Perret for donating 187 acres of land at Cable Head East to the Island Nature Trust
2015 Jackie Waddell for all her efforts towards protecting natural areas on PEI.
2016 Nature Conservancy – PEI Chapter & Julie Vasseur for protecting natural areas on PEI.
2017 Edward & Agnes Laughlin for donating their 20.4 acre property at Foley’s Pond in Kildare.
2018 Randy Dibblee for spearheading the mapping of wetlands with scores based on the wildlife values for Prince Edward Island.
For the first time ever we have created a Passport to Nature. The passport is a booklet containing information on a series of events we have organized for this summer and fall. The purpose of the passport is to help Islanders and visitors to our Island experience and learn more about PEI’s protected places.
We own over 4,000 acres of land in 47 natural areas across PEI−from upland hardwood stands, to forested wetlands, beaches and dunes, and nearshore islands. We hope our Passport to Nature provides you with ample opportunity to discover some of these special places!
Paper copies of the passport are available at our office or you can download an online version here
For our 40th anniversary year, we have partnered with local experts to offer a series of nature education workshops and experiences that will take place throughout the upcoming summer, fall, and winter.
Workshop hosts have graciously donated their time to facilitate these events as a fundraiser for INT in our 40th anniversary year!
To view the list of workshops on offer, click here.
2019 marks Island Nature Trust’s 40th Anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, Island Nature Trust hosted a very special fundraising event on May 10th. The event was held at the PEI Brewing Company and featured live entertainment, a buffet meal, silent auction items, and opportunities to sign up for some incredible workshops and nature-oriented experiences guided by knowledgeable Islanders that will be taking place throughout the year.
Congratulations to Pat McIntyre who won the draw for the stunning life-sized Great Blue Heron carving crafted by Dave Broderick of Alberton!