DAN MACPHAIL MEMORIAL BURSARY
The Dan MacPhail Memorial Bursary is awarded each year to a graduating high school student to support and encourage their further studies in science and the environment.
A friend to Coastal Action and a friend of the environment, Dan MacPhail was keenly interested in the natural world and the wise use of its resources.
Born and raised in Cape Breton, Dan farmed, fished lobster, raised a family, served in the Second World War, then worked for many years as a ferry operator at Seal Island before changing the direction of his career to pursue his interest in natural resource management.
Dan was generous with his time, skills, knowledge, and wisdom. His tremendous interest in nature inspired many. We hope our bursary recipients find their own path pursuing interests and life work that are personally rewarding and beneficial to society at large.
Willa Jensen, Park View Education Centre, 2023
Evelyn Ferguson, Park View Education Centre, 2022
Zoë Goede, Park View Education Centre, 2021
Robyn Lohnes, Park View Education Centre, 2020
Joshua Foster, New Germany Rural High School, 2019
Claudia Cook, Park View Education Centre, 2018
Kristen Hopkins, Park View Education Centre, 2017
Bailey Silver, Bridgewater Jr./Sr. High School, 2016
Laura McGinnis, Bridgewater Jr./Sr. High School, 2015
Brittany Lantz, Park View Education Centre, 2014
Rebecca Fancy, New Germany Rural High School, 2013
Naomi Hughes, Park View Education Centre, 2012
Lucas Mader, New Germany Rural High School, 2011
Kirk Herman, Park View Education Centre, 2010
Shane Sabean, Lunenburg High School, 2009
Melissa Deal, Park View Education Centre, 2008
Kent Mader, New Germany Rural High School, 2007
Graeme Fraser, Forest Heights Community School, 2006
Brittnee Zwicker, New Germany Rural High School, 2005
Alicia Fancey, New Germany Rural High School, 2004
Julia Beresford, Lunenburg High School, 2003
Cheryl Nauss, Park View Education Centre, 2002
PAUL MACDONALD VOLUNTEER AWARD
We love our volunteers at Coastal Action! Each year we recognize all the great work our volunteers do for us by handing out our Paul MacDonald Volunteer Award.
Paul MacDonald was a prominent volunteer with Coastal Action for almost 20 years. He was a board member as well as an almost permanent fixture on any of our projects that took place in and around the Mahone Bay area. Paul and Bebe, his trustworthy black lab, spent hundreds of hours helping out with water quality monitoring and fish habitat restoration in the Mushamush River. He also donated his time and materials for making tern decoys and signs for our Roseate Tern Recovery Program.
Paul was extremely generous in providing his time and support to Coastal Action and we're honored to hand out our volunteer award in his name.
Rick Welsford, 2023
Gerald Foster, 2022
Willa Jensen, 2021
John McNeil, 2020
Dr. Alan Warner, 2019
Peter and Martha Kinley, 2018
Bob Zinck, 2017
David Maxwell, 2016
Wayne, Yvonne and Genna Carey, 2015
Rick Welsford, 2014
Barrie Clarke, 2013
Carroll Randall, 2012