The 100 Wild Islands Campaign Team was honored with the Nature Trust’s 2016 Conservation Award for their tremendous dedication making the 100 Wild Islands dream a reality.
The Campaign Team recipients are nine incredible volunteers: Bill Greenwood, Jim Lawley, Ella McQuinn, Whipple Smith, Eric Thomson, Gregor Wilson, Paul Scott, Judy Robertson and Michele McKenzie. They bravely accepted a challenge that many believed impossible and persevered, with wonderful results!
Through sheer determination, many, many hours of hard work over 3 years, infectious enthusiasm, and unequalled energy and passion, they made it possible for us to raise the $7 million necessary to save the islands, and also laid solid foundations for our future. This team has also helped to lay solid foundations for the Nature Trust's future. They helped build the capacity, credibility and profile of the Nature Trust and opened many new hearts and minds to our cause.
To date, 80% of the archipelago has been protected with more in progress. The Nature Trust is now moving to the next chapter of the 100 Wild Islands campaign: caring for the islands and ensuring they stay wild and pristine forever.
The Nature Trust Conservation Award was created in 1992 to recognize individuals or organizations demonstrating an outstanding dedication to protecting Nova Scotia’s natural legacy.