OPALCO Board of Directors awarded the Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program to five high-school students from three islands - Cameron Schuh from Orcas Island; Me’Tairie Kilpatrick-Boe and Paige Carlson from San Juan Island; Joe O’Bryant and Marne’ Cook from Lopez Island.
The Stewardship Network gave awards last week to six islanders and one local group for their environmental leadership. For several years the Stewardship Network has honored special individuals, families, teachers and businesses that have demonstrated, through their actions, conservation ethics that benefit our entire island community.
San Juan Islands Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated their 33rd anniversary with a luncheon April 17 honoring the 2012 essay contest winner, Friday Harbor Middle School eighth grader, Kyle Jangard. For his prize-winning essay, Kyle received a certificate and a check for $100, and a medal for history achievement.
Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission
(LOPEZ ISLAND, WA) - The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced this week that the San Juan Preservation Trust has been awarded national accredited status. With this news, the Preservation Trust joins a prestigious group of 157 other land trusts (out of 1,700 nationally) that have achieved this distinction since this new accreditation program was launched in the fall of 2008.
Growing up on Orcas Island, it was only a matter of time before Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EODC) Shawn Forbes joined the Navy. After long days working at his parent's restaurant, The Boardwalk, EODC Forbes would find himself diving, swimming, and hiking at Cascade Lake. This active lifestyle transitioned into a career that fit so perfectly, EODC Forbes has been celebrated as one of the top among his peers - one of the Navy's 2011 Recruiters of the Year.
Jerry Henderson and Robert Pauls received San Juan Island Fire Department’s highest awards Saturday night when the department celebrated the 2011 contributions of its members at the University of Washington dining hall.
Kari Koski, who is leaving her role as the Director of the Whale Museum's Soundwatch Boater Education Program program after 18 years, was honored by the San Juan Marine Resources Committee (MRC) with the Master Steward Award January 4, 2011, just the second such award presented by the group.