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General News · 7th November 2023
Helen - FOCI
Reminder, the deadline for nominations is a week away - Weds 15th November

Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) will be announcing the 2023 Jo Ann Green Environmental Award during our upcoming AGM on Tues 28th November 2023 5pm, Mansons Hall. This award is in 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 special gift and certificate.

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.

Submissions can be made until Weds 15 November 2023

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

Please call the FOCI office at: 935-0087 if you have any questions.