Awards for ASF Regional Directors

Two ASF Regional Directors have received awards this autumn from outside organizations for their outstanding work in the environmental and conservation realm.

John Burrows

ASF's Regional Director for New England Programs recently received an award from the Laudholm Trust and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve for his work in restoring rivers and fisheries.

Here's what Paul Dest, Director of Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, had to say about John recently:

"Whenever an individual or group of people are deserving, the Wells Reserve and Laudholm likes to recognize their significant contributions to the conservation and stewardship of natural resources in southern Maine. The award is presented at our volunteer recognition and award ceremony held at the end of summer each year. John Burrows was singled out by us for his sustained work on behalf of our river resources -- both in our corner of Maine and throughout the state. He has worked at many different levels, from the hands-on restoration of a fish ladder on Branch Brook to helping to establish an organization that is looking out for the health two great rivers in York County -- the Kennebunk and the Mousam."

Lewis Hinks
ASF's Regional Director for Nova Scotia Programs was this month presented with the CORMACK AWARD by John Hart of the Margaree Salmon Association in Cape Breton, for Lewis's long time support of conservation work involving the Atlantic salmon runs of the Margaree. The Margaree is the most important single Atlantic salmon river on Cape Breton.

The Cormack Award has been awarded annually since 1987, recognizing individuals for the work and sense of vision they have for the Margaree River and its salmon.