Nominations for Mulholland Award Sought

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The Marine Resource Task Force, a Town of Fort Myers Beach advisory committee, that promotes good environmental stewardship, is encouraging people on Fort Myers Beach to nominate candidates for the 2017 John Mulholland Award.

Mulholland Award tree in Council Chambers.

The Mayor John Mulholland Stewardship Award is an annual award for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations nominated by citizens and chosen by the MRTF committee to honor the voluntary participation in awareness, education and preservation of our community’s natural resources.

The award is named in honor of former Mayor John Mulholland, who is credited with the formation of the town’s Marine Resources Task Force and was a determined advocate for the health of the waters around our island. Recipient’s names will be engraved on the symbolic red mangrove tree sculpture gracing Town Council Chambers.

Islanders are invited to recognize any individual, business or organization that demonstrates a commitment to the island’s natural resources through personal actions, or the actions of an organization or business. Nominations are due by March 31, 2017. MRTF will select this year’s Mulholland Award at their April 12th meeting with the award presented at a subsequent Town Council meeting. Applications are available through Rae Blake at Town Hall. Email: rae@fortmyersbeachfl.gov.