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Posted to Conservation Corner on May 20, 2021 at 1:47 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost
The 2020 Brian Abbott Above and Beyond Award goes to the Swan Creek Limpieza Cleanup Group!
The dedication and impact of this community-lead group incredibly inspires us! These volunteers went Above and Beyond to remove 2.7 tons trash from Swan Creek despite the pandemic. A large portion of the trash was tires which make the stream toxic for salmon. Before this event, the tires had been piling up for years because they are very difficult to remove.
Hear from these incredible volunteers themselves in this video!
Tag(s): Conservation Awards, Brian Abbott Above and Beyond Award, 2020 Conservation Awards
Posted to Conservation Corner on May 20, 2021 at 1:40 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost
The 2020 Community Food Project of the Year Award goes to the Lakewood Community Garden!
This community garden kept the Lakewood Garden safe and accessible during the 2020 growing season of the pandemic. We admire their dedication to ensuring that their gardeners could continue growing food for themselves, their families, and the food bank.
All their hard work and inspired gardening has created a space that is welcoming and provides beautiful food for the community!
Hear from this incredible team about what the award means to them and how they got through the pandemic!
Tag(s): Harvest Pierce County, Conservation Awards, Community Food Project of the Year, 2020 Conservation Awards
Posted to Conservation Corner on May 20, 2021 at 1:37 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost
The 2020 Educator of the Year Award goes to Harbor WildWatch.
In 2020 Harbor WildWatch showed remarkable creativity and dedication during their transition to remote learning because of the pandemic. Their videos and social media programs were a shining example of how community partners could bring environmental education to kids learning from home.
Watch this video to hear them speak about receiving the award and see some of their fun content!
Tag(s): Environmental Education, Educator of the Year, Conservation Awards, 2020 Conservation Awards