Pam Receives Edgar T. Jones Conservation Award

EALT would like to congratulate our Executive Director, Pam Wight, on receiving the Edmonton Nature Club’s 2013 Edgar T. Jones Award for Conservation. This award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the knowledge, appreciation or conservation of nature in the Edmonton region.

The Edmonton Nature Club (ENC) is a non-profit organization encouraging interest in nature and is one of the six founding members of the Edmonton and Area Land Trust. The ENC’s Conservation Award was renamed The Edgar T. Jones Award for Conservation in 2012 to honour Edgar T. Jones (1923-2011). Edgar acted to create positive environmental change and inspire those around him. He was a pioneer in the conservation of wetlands, birds and wildlife.

Marg Reine nominated Pam. Marg is a sterling member of the ENC, was on EALT’s Board, and is a past Board Chair and current Advisor. Her nominated stated:

Pam has always been active in conservation-related areas, so I feel she is very deserving of our Edgar T. Jones Conservation award having done many of the same type of things that Edgar T. Jones himself was involved with.

ENC members also supported Marg’s nomination:

Wherever Pam goes she is working to further the cause with sound knowledge, creativity, and tireless efforts. - Rocky Feroe

Pam’s many years of indefatigable, hard work towards securing high value conservation lands within Edmonton, and the surrounding region, go well beyond the normal expectations of a salaried position with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust. - Harry Stelfox

The rich, varied background she brings to the Land Trust is invaluable but her greatest gift is the undying belief she has in the vital need for the protection of our life-giving natural world while the pressures for development swirl around us. - Betty Fisher

Pam was completely surprised and honoured to accept this prestigious award. Congratulations Pam, your dedication to conservation has inspired the community and has also grown EALT into the successful organization it is today. And thank you, Edmonton Nature Club!