Still time to nominate for NT’s conservation gongs

| 10/10/2012

ghost orchid2.jpg(CNS): There is still time ahead of the National Trust’s gala fundraiser next month for the public to make nominations for the inaugural Governor’s Conservation Awards. Tickets are now on sale for the dinner, which will include a live auction with a variety of unusual lots, as well as the awards recognisingachievement in historic and environmental conservation. National Trust General Manager Christina McTaggart encouraged people to go to the Trust website to nominate a person, business or organisation that deserves recognition for their work in conservation before the new deadline of 12 October and to order tickets for the dinner.

The 25th anniversary gala and inaugural awards will take place on Friday 2 November at the Grand Old House and hosted by Jay Ehrhart. The auction lots include a private dinner for eight at the Governor's House with Governor Duncan Taylor, an original remarque Cayman Islands map by artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, a Costa Rica eco-adventure, a Key West spa vacation, and a holiday at a vacation home on the pink sand beaches of Harbour Island, Bahamas.

Exclusive one-of-a kind mystery auction items are also expected to cause a buzz as well as the "Wall of wine and rum" raffle, which will be a first for Cayman, and gives both the general public and gala guests the chance to support the Trust by donating bottles for the raffle at Blackbeard’s and Big Daddy’s stores.

Also new this year, the Garden Club, Trisha’s Roses, Every Bloomin’ Thing and other participants in the “Decorate for Charity” feature, will be judged by the governor’s wife on their Trust-themed table designs.

To book a table or buy tickets contact Basia McGuire at 749-1129 or

More information and forms are available at

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  1. NeoSurvivor says:

    It has been my personal observation that the folk who really deserve such recognition operate quietly by themselves without being part of an organisation, and probably wouldn't be "known" names.  

    I'll nominate a few of them — people who build bat boxes and parrot nesting boxes and homemade mosquito traps and pick uptrash from the beaches, and do so for the love of the country, not for personal glory. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    I nominate the stingrays. The humans failed this year.