Julie Nicholson's extraordinary passion and commitment to birds and conservation remains an inspiration to all of us here at VCE and to many people across Vermont.
Julie was a consummate citizen scientist and VCE volunteer. She was among the few birders to participate in both Vermont Breeding Bird Atlas projects. As a founding member of the Vermont Bird Records Committee, Julie was the de facto and dedicated “librarian” of bird records in Vermont.
In honor of Julie’s rich life outdoors and her decades as a tireless citizen scientist, we’re proud to have established the Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award.
We give the award each year to a volunteer who exemplifies Julie’s commitment to the causes of citizen science and conservation. Below are past recipients.