The Association to Preserve Cape Cod will hold its 50th anniversary annual meeting and awards ceremony on Monday, September 17.
A 4:30 p.m. reception will take place at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis Village, with the meeting and awards ceremony being held at 5:30 p.m. next door at Cape Cinema.
The theme of the annual meeting will center around APCC’s five decades as Cape Cod’s regional environmental advocacy and education organization, the achievements that have been realized, and the challenges ahead.
Several Cape Cod environmental heroes will also be honored at the meeting.
Former state senator Dan Wolf will be placed on the APCC Honor Roll for his environmental vision and leadership as a business owner, public servant and private citizen, and for his longstanding relationship with APCC.
Robert Prescott, director of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will receive the Esther Snyder Award for Environmental Excellence for his many years of dedication to the conservation and preservation of the Cape’s natural coastal environment.
APCC’s Special Recognition Award will be presented to Alan McClennen, Jr. for his leadership and perseverance in the adoption of solutions to improve water quality in the town of Orleans.
In special appreciation for the contribution they have made to APCC over the past year, all of the organization’s volunteers who have worked on converting the grounds of APCC’s headquarters to a natural landscape and who have assisted with projects in the office will receive the 2018 APCC Volunteer of the Year Award.
The annual meeting’s featured guest speaker is Steve Curwood, host and executive producer of Living on Earth, the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.
Each week, approximately 250 public radio stations across the nation broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.
Curwood will also receive APCC’s Paul Tsongas Environmental Recognition Award.
“Living on Earth has gained a reputation for producing high quality, thoughtful journalism that has raised our collective consciousness on the pressing environmental issues of the 21st century. APCC wishes to recognize Steve Curwood for Living on Earth’s ongoing coverage of climate change, for his role in educating the public about the issue, and for helping to shed the light on the challenges—political and otherwise—that exist in dealing effectively with climate change and its impacts,” said Andrew Gottlieb, APCC’s executive director.
The annual meeting is open to APCC members and the general public. Refreshments will be served.
Due to limited space, reservations for the annual meeting are requested. Contact APCC at 508-619-3185 or register online at www.apcc.org/annualmeeting.