Jillian Olsen of Clementsvale, has won this year’s Visionary Award for Nova Scotia from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment.
Jillian Olsen has been recognized by the Gulf of Maine Council for her work with the Clean Annapolis River Project.
Each year, Visionary Awards are presented to an individual or organization within each of the five Gulf of Maine jurisdictions of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
The awards recognize innovation, creativity, and commitment to marine protection by businesses, environmental organizations, or individuals who are making a difference in the Gulf of Maine.
Olsen has been recognized for her contributions toward conservation of species at risk in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Through her volunteer field work on the Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP), she has become a steward for wood turtles and striped bass, two local species at risk, while also becoming an excellent role model for other young people in the community.
As a community-based organization, CARP depends on the support of individuals such as Ms. Olsen in working towards its mission of enhanced ecological health of the Annapolis River watershed. CARP staff and its board of directors congratulated and thanked Olden for her volunteer efforts and accomplishments.
CARP is an environmental organiztion that operates throughout the Annapolis River watershed, with an office in Annapolis Royal,. Its mission is to enhance the ecological health of the Annapolis River watershed through science, leadership and community engagement. For more information visit www.annapolisriver.ca