to Cindy Johnson, recipient of the annual John Mulholland Stewardship Award! Cindy was recognized at the May 16 Town Council meeting.
Cindy is a dedicated volunteer with Turtle Time, Inc., as well as an educated advocate in general for the Island’s natural environment. She volunteers countless hours with the pop up educational booth that is managed by the Marine Resources Task Force.
The Mulholland Award is given annually to individuals, businesses, or non-profit organizations that voluntarily promote preservation of our community’s natural resources. The award is named in honor of former Mayor John Mulholland who is credited with creating the Town’s Marine Resources Task Force.
In the picture with Town Council, Cindy is in front surrounded by, left to right, Town Councilor Dan Allers, Vice Mayor Rexann Hosafros, Mayor Ray Murphy, and Town Councilor Jim Atterholt. Town Councilor Bill Veach nominated Cindy and he participated in the meeting virtually.
Reminder: it's sea turtle nesting season and turtles dig the dark. Make sure blinds are closed at dusk and lights are not visible from the beach. Light can disorient turtles from nesting on the beach and hatchlings from travelling the correct direction toward the water.
PHOTO: Cindy Johnson (left) conducts a nest dig as a trained volunteer of Turtle Time with her husband Steve. The nest dig is to count unhatched eggs after hatchlings have left. Nest digs are opportunities to educate interested beach-goers about sea turtles and nesting