The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association (SCCA) welcomes nominations for the John Hind-Smith Award.
The award, established in 2006, honours this environmentalist. A founding member of the Salmon Enhancement Society, the Tetrahedron Alliance and a lifetime member of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society, he inspired generations of community environmental advocacy on the Sunshine Coast.
The successful recipient of the award must have demonstrated: a long and enduring service to the protection of biodiversity within the greater Sunshine Coast region; a high level of personal integrity and a commitment to scientific accuracy; the ability to inspire others to appreciate and protect biodiversity; success in the protection of biodiversity within the greater Sunshine Coast region; and the ability to act with grace and respect for all.
Nominees are not required to be members of the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association.
Submissions must be sent to SCCA chair Jason Herz at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31. The award will be presented at this year's Friends of the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association function, Thursday, June 16, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.
The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association looks forward to highlighting environmental efforts on the Sunshine Coast while honouring a man who epitomized the term "environmentalist."
For more information on John Hind-Smith and the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, see the website: www.thescca.ca.