VCE Announces 2009 Julie Nicholson Citizen Scientist Award

Roy Pilcher birding in the Champlain Valley.            © Kent McFarland

To honor Julie Nicholson, our longtime friend, avid birder, and volunteer extraordinaire who passed away last March, VCE is delighted to have established an award in her memory. The Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award “honors Julie Nicholson’s extraordinary passion and commitment to birds and wildlife conservation through her many years of tireless work as a citizen scientist.”

Given annually to an individual who exemplifies Julie’s dedication to citizen science and conservation, we could not have chosen a more worthy first-time recipient in 2009. Roy Pilcher
has arguably volunteered more time, logged more miles, and expended more energy than anyone in the past quarter century to advance bird and wildlife conservation in Vermont. And, he hasn’t slowed his pace one bit. Roy, on behalf of VCE and the statewide conservation community, congratulations and heartfelt thanks!

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