The National Trust is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Conservation Awards, in which outstanding achievements in historic preservation and environmental conservation of individuals and corporations are recognised.
The awards, which are backed by Governor Martyn Roper, include five categories. These are:
- Conservationist of the Year – Individuals who have implemented or significantly contributed to a conservation project aimed at protecting biodiversity, wildlife, endangered species or places of environmental significance
- Corporate Conservation Award – Organisations that have made major strides to reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint
- Tourism Industry Conservation Award – Organisations or individuals who offer environmentally-friendly visitor services and easy access to outdoor nature activities
- Heritage Preservation Award – Organisations or individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the preservation of built, written or cultural elements of Cayman’s history
- Lois Blumenthal Youth Conservationist Award – A young person between the ages of 15 and 25 years old for his or her conservation work with native species
A panel of judges approved by Governor Roper will assess the submissions. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 10 Sept.
The awards ceremony will be held at the governor’s residence, Government House, on Tuesday, 26 Oct.
Due to COVID restrictions, no Governor’s Conservation Awards were held last year. In 2019 Dwayne Frederick was named Conservationist of the Year; Hurley’s Marketplace won the Corporate Conservation Award; Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the
Environment won the Tourism Industry Conservation Award; Ann Stafford was presented with the Heritage Preservation Award; and Protect Our Future won the Lois Blumenthal Youth Conservationist Award.
Nomination forms, guidelines and more information about award categories can be collected at the National Trust office at Dart Park on South Church Street, or found online at www.nationaltrust.org.ky. Nominations can be submitted via email to [email protected] or dropped off at the National Trust office by 5pm on 10 Sept.