04/26/2009: "Stewardship Award"
The Individual Stewardship Award was given to Peter Fisher of Orcas Island. For many years, Peter has worked tirelessly on stewardship projects throughout San Juan County. He is a man of many accomplishments and has demonstrated his exceptional leadership qualities in a variety of projects.
He served as one of the leaders in the effort to preserve Madrona Point on Orcas. Developing an idea from research in other areas of the country, Peter played in instrumental role in the formation of the San Juan County Land Bank.
He was also one of the founders of the OPAL Community Land Trust, which he still supports actively. More recently, Peter founded Island Stewards, which he hopes will be, among other things, and umbrella organization for smaller nonprofits and projects.
Eight Good Stewardship awards were presented at “Sustainable San Juans: Greening Your Home, Business and Food”, an Earthday event held Saturday in Friday Harbor. The awards were part of a three day celebration of environmental stewardship sponsored by the San Juan Stewardship Network and the San Juan Island Community Foundation .
Jack and Joan Giard ; Julian Glasser; Dr. Eugene Kozloff ; Peter Fisher; Bob and Pat Jester; Dr. Mike Kaill; Douglas, Joseph and Sam Bullock; and Lynn Danaher were the other award recipients; they and their photos will be featured in separate stories over the next few days.
Award recipients were presented with large pottery “Finny’s”, fish-shaped creations handcrafted by Crow Valley Pottery, and enjoyed a luncheon provided by Tom French and the Experience Food Project. More information on the Summit and the awards can be found on the Stewardship Network website, www. http://www.stewardshipsjc.org/summit.html