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General News · 15th October 2013
Max Thaysen
Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) will be presenting the 2013 Jo Ann Green Environmental Award during our upcoming AGM in November. This recognition is for a Cortes Islander who has made significant contributions to the environmental well being of the community.

Anyone with an interest in Cortes Island is welcome to nominate individuals for this award. Please submit the name, address and phone number of the nominee, together with a brief description of their environmental contributions and reason for nomination. The award recipient will be recognized with a gift and their name will be added to FOCI’s new “Wall of Change”.

Submissions can be made until OCTOBER 31st.
Submit online at
Send mail submissions to: FOCI, Box 278, Manson’s Landing, BC V0P 1K0

About the Award:

Jo Ann Green is a pioneer environmentalist of Cortes Island. She came to Cortes Island in 1969, settled on Coulter Bay Road, and immediately became involved in social and environmental activities on the island. She was a leader in the formation of FOCI, sitting on the original Board as President. She was a member of the Cortes Oyster Co-op, and was active as a homemaker in support of home services on the island. Jo Ann has since left this world and rests in the whaletown cemetary.

Jo Ann represents the spirit of Cortes Island interdependence, and its residents’ recognition of the vital importance of the natural environment. The Jo Ann Green Environmental Award recognizes her contribution to our well-being, and the contributions of those who follow in her footsteps.

For more information call the FOCI office at: 935-0087.