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General News · 15th November 2014
Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) will be presenting the 2014 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 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 “Wall of Change”.

About the Award
Jo Ann Green was an exemplary environmentalist. 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 represents the spirit of Cortes Island’s resilience, 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.

Past Award Recipients:
Kathy Francis; 2001
Ruth Zwickel; 2002
Dova Wiltshire; 2003
Sedley Sweeny; 2003
Delores Broten; 2004
Margaret and Henry Verschuur; 2005
David Buckner; 2006
Christian Gronau and Aileen Douglas 2007
Sabina Leader-Mense 2008
Tamara McPhail & Adam Schick 2009
Cec and Christine Robinson 2013

Submissions can be made until November 21st.

For online submission, just fill out the form on our website!

Send mail submissions to: FOCI, Box 278, Manson’s Landing, BC V0P 1K0

Or call Leah at: 935-0087 if you have any questions.