Please join us on Friday December 9, 2016 for the CRT December Luncheon
Hosted by The Duval Audubon & Featuring the Bob and Carol Grimes Foundation Environmental Award
11:30 AM Networking/ 12:00 PM Lunch
SPEAKER: Pete Johnson
HOST: THE DUVAL AUDUBON
Duval Audubon Society is one of forty-four Audubon Florida chapters statewide. The chapters advocate and educate and help people appreciate nature through field trips monthly programs and community events.
The Audubon chapters are represented on Audubon Florida's Board of Directors and set Audubon Florida Conservation Agenda through regional conservation committees and the annual Audubon Assembly.
Members of Duval Audubon are automatically members of Audubon Florida and the National Audubon Society and receive all the benefits afforded those memberships. Check out www.duvalaudubon.org for more information.
The Bob and Carol Grimes Foundation for the Environment was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Robert G. “Bob” Grimes (1928-2001), a Jacksonville insurance executive who was active in The Audubon Society and volunteered for many local environment issues. Bob was appointed in the 1980’s by then-mayor Tommy Hazouri to form the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, which researched the issues of air pollution caused by idling cars at the tollbooths on bridges and by sulphurous “smell of money” pouring from Northeast Florida’s paper mills. These and other then-controversial issues resulted in today’s cleaner environment that is healthier for humans and all other life forms.
The Grimes Foundation celebrates the courage of local individuals who take action to promote and protect our environment. Bob took to heart Rachel Carson’s belief that “We all must have a great sense of responsibility and not let things happen because everyone takes the comfortable view that someone else is looking after it. Someone else isn’t looking after it.” Founders Hugh Cotney, Carole Adams, and Carol Grimes each year present an award to a local individual who has taken on that “responsibility” to look after some aspect of the Northeast Florida environment. The award is intended to recognize the recipient as an example of how we can all become better stewards of the earth.
It is our pleasure to bestow the 2016 Bob and Carol Grimes Award to Pete Johnson, who has done amazing work for the bird habitat in Crosby Sanctuary. Members of Duval Audubon will provide photos and Pete will give us the details about what he has been able to accomplish for this important preserve.