General News · 12th November 2019
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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Jo Ann Green Environmental Award for 2019 is Lynne Jordan.
The award recognizes a Cortes Islander who has made significant contributions to the environmental well being of the community.
Congratulations to Lynne for all of her fabulous work over the years and dedication to Cortes and its environment. Here is the nomination in full.
Lynne has worked tirelessly for many years promoting the natural history of our island. During her eighteen years of volunteer service at the Cortes Museum, Lynne was instrumental in the creation of the Wild Cortes Exhibit, both in its original location and now at Linnaea Farm.
Lynne has promoted our environment through the Museum’s Walks and Talks series and her own Gumbooting Tours of Manson’s Lagoon.
Supporting the annual Christmas Bird Count by hosting the hot lunches is another example of Lynne’s (and her husband Joe’s) commitment to promoting awareness of the birds and wildlife found on Cortes.
Lynne also voluntarily transported guest speakers and Misty Isle patrons from the ferry to the Museum or the dock to meet the boat.
Lynne is leaving Cortes in the near future as she moves on to a new chapter in her life. We think this award is a wonderful way to recognize Lynne’s outstanding service to our island and its environment.
Comment by Bernice on 14th November 2019
Very well deserved. Thank you to Lynne for all her work here.
Comment by Gillian on 14th November 2019
Lynne and Joe were some of the early friendly faces we met on Cortes many years ago. Richly deserved.
Take care Lynne and keep in touch.
gonna miss your friendly face, Lynne!
Comment by Kate Maddigan on 13th November 2019
Thank you for your tireless work at the museum and good luck in your new home and community
Comment by Denise Elo on 13th November 2019
Good choice for the reward and well done Lynn. Thanks for all you gave to Cortes unconditionally. Big Hugs
Thank You and Congratulations, Lynne!
Comment by Ruth and Roland on 13th November 2019
Thanks for all you have done on and for Cortes, Lynne, best wishes on your new adventures!
Comment by Kirsten Vidulich on 12th November 2019
Congrats Lynne, and thank you for your years of dedicated service to Cortes!