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The Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Sound Water Stewards (SWS), and Washington State University (WSU) Extension Island County are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Jan Holmes Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is open to all volunteers, regardless of membership to any one organization or institution, participating in or supporting science and outreach efforts related to protecting or restoring the coastal resources of Island County.

The purpose of this award is to recognize the achievement(s) of the many volunteers engaged in efforts to protect and/or restore the marine waters and coastal resources of Island County and the surrounding marine areas.

Nominations are requested for any and all individuals who have demonstrated their dedication and involvement in the many services, science and outreach efforts relating to the health of Island County’s marine environment. The objective of this award is to recognize volunteer efforts by selecting and publicly recognizing one who best demonstrates the contribution of all. Any and all volunteer efforts, whether as an individual or as part of a team should be recognized as adding to the collective wellness of the marine environment and the knowledge base of our marine area.

Start now by looking at the individuals with whom you volunteer. Take note of the contributions that they make to the total effort. Are they volunteers you enjoy working with? Are they dedicated, helpful and consistent in their approach and efforts to get the job done?

If so, fill out the Nomination Form and nominate them for this prestigious award.

Nomination forms must be received by 4:30 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Nomination forms and details for submission are available on the following websites:

Island County MRC website: http://www.islandcountymrc.org/projects/volunteer-of-the-year/

Sound Waters Stewards website: http://soundwaterstewards.org/

WSU Island County Extension website: http://extension.wsu.edu/island/

Thank you for your participation.

For more information, contact: Anna Toledo: 360-678-2349, a.toledo@co.island.wa.us