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General News · 25th November 2022
Helen - FOCI
Friends of Cortes Island is delighted to announce that the winner of the Jo Ann Green Environmental Award 2022 is Bruce Ellingsen.

The award recognizes a Cortes Islander who has made significant contributions to the environmental well-being of the community.

Congratulations to Bruce for all of his fabulous work and dedication to Cortes and its environment over many years. Here is his nomination in full:

Bruce Ellingsen consistently and humbly, year after year, commits himself to better forestry practices on Cortes, and supports the community in various other ways. Watching him work on the perimeter fence around that natural burial area for close to two months - putting in posts and rails that he purchased - so the cemetery can be a place where trees grow - is yet another example of his steady and cheerful dedication.