Bay-watcher Earns Eco-award



BAR HARBOR — As a decades-long watchdog over Frenchman Bay and its various watersheds, Steve Perrin has been witness to many changes in the environment.

Gulf of Maine Council Chairman Michael Walls presents Steve Perrin of Bar Harbor with the Art Longard Gulf Volunteer Award for 2009 for his lifetime of dedication to the conservation and implementation of sustainable practices in the Gulf of Maine. —  NATURESOURCE
Gulf of Maine Council Chairman Michael Walls presents Steve Perrin of Bar Harbor with the Art Longard Gulf Volunteer Award for 2009 for his lifetime of dedication to the conservation and implementation of sustainable practices in the Gulf of Maine. — NATURESOURCE

 

He is an avid photographer and writer inspired by natural beauty of the interaction of water and land unique to Mount Desert Island and surrounding areas.

His tireless efforts in urging different entities to protect these resources in a sustainable manner earned him the Longard Gulf Volunteer Award given by the Gulf of Maine Council.

Mr. Perrin was nominated for the award by Slade Moore of Biological Conservation, a limited liability corporation that provides support for non-governmental resource organizations, and by John Sowles, a retired biologist from the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

“For decades, and we suspect most of his 70-plus years, Steve Perrin has given voice and meaning to the wonder of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem,” the duo stated in their nomination form. “Often standing alone in his positions (until most everyone else catches-up!), he has worked selflessly, tirelessly, and continuously as a volunteer in the service of furthering a conservation ethic for the Gulf of Maine and a sound scientific understanding on which to base rational policy and management.”

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