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Nature Trust Conservation Awards 2002

Margaret Moss

Recipient, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Nature Conservation Award 2002

We are very proud to present the first annual Nova Scotia Nature Trust Conservation Award. This new award recognizes an individual, organization or business in Nova Scotia who has demonstrated a dedication to conserving our province's natural heritage through conservation of natural areas, raising awareness about the value of land conservation or exemplary voluntary effort to support the work of the Nature Trust.

Margaret Moss. This year, Margaret "Maggie" Moss has been selected as the recipient of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust Conservation Award in recognition of the value of her volunteer efforts to both the Nature Trust and to Nova Scotians. Maggie has, on a completely volunteer basis, organized and managed the Nature Trust's annual dinners for over five years. These dinners are not only important for fundraising and raising conservation awareness, but bring leaders in environmental issues to our province as guest speakers. We have the opportunity to hear from people of conscience and conviction, whose life work provides educational opportunities and inspiration for us to continue our work.

In addition, Maggie committed over three years to organizing Sacred Worth, an art exhibit by artist Alice Reed. Alice's vision was to make Maritimers aware of our wonderful protected wilderness areas through an exhibit of her paintings. The exhibit toured to nine Maritime communities over two full years, giving people across this province the opportunity to see the incredible beauty of these special places and better understand their worth to all of us.

Maggie has also donated her talent and time to the Ecology Action Centre, serving on their Board of Directors and as Funding Chair. Her projects were directed not just to raising funds, but to education and awareness, especially with children. Maggie has phenomenal abilities to organize, communicate and plan, and the hours of commitment and professionalism she has given to the Nature Trust are simply endless.