Nature Vancouver Volunteer Awards
Every year Nature Vancouver recognizes the contributions and services of the members to promote our objectives. Five awards which are presented every year at the April AGM. Four of the awards recognize member achievements and the fifth also recognizes the achievements of the wider community.
Kaye and Charles Ney Award
The premier award of the Society for “lifetime” exemplary service and dedication to the Society. Active Directors of the Society are not eligible for this award until they have served more than 10 years as a Director.
This award was established in 1975 in memory of Kaye Ney by her husband and renamed after his death.
Davidson Award for Conservation
The Davidson award recognizes achievements by Society members in the area of conservation.
This award was established in 1993 in honour of Society founder Professor John Davidson, a vocal conservation advocate.
Kay Beamish Award for Nature Education
The Beamish award recognizes achievements by Society members in the area of nature education and/or contributions in promoting the aims of the Society.
This award was established in 1995 in honour of Katherine (Kay) Beamish, a distinguished botanist and long-time member of this Society.
Frank Sanford Award for Community Service
The Sanford award recognizes the achievements of the wider community that support the aims and objectives of Nature Vancouver. This award may be presented to any member of the community or another organization but is not usually presented to a member of Nature Vancouver. In general, only one Sanford award is presented per year.
This award was established in 1995 in honour of Frank Sanford, Society Treasurer for 35 years.
Garibaldi Awards for Service
The Garibaldi awards recognize members who have performed significant service to the Society over several years but have not received the other awards listed here. Up to four Garibaldi awards are presented each year.
These awards were established in 1993.