Simran from UAE Receives John Muir Award

July 2, 2014

“Dubai-based young environmental activist Simran Vedvyas received global recognition for her efforts as a John Muir Association honored her with the prestigious Youth Environmental Conservation Award. She was chosen for the 36th annual John Muir Conservation Award for her exemplary work that has both a local and global outreach.”

The Gulf Today; May 2, 2014

Since 1978, the John Muir Association has honoured those who work has made significant contributions to environmental preservation, action and advocacy in the spirit of John Muir’s legacy. The other recipients of the award are The Regal Swan Foundation (Nonprofit Conservation Award), South Brunswick High School Aquaculture Program (Environmental Education Conservation Award), Tom Rusert and Darren Peterie (Conservationists of the Year) and Malcolm Sproul (Conservation Legacy Award -Special Award). 

The John Muir Conservation Awards were presented at the John Muir Birthday-Earth Day Celebration at the John Muir National Historic Site on Saturday, April 26. The event was free to the public and featured keynote speaker Bruce Hamilton, exhibitors, activities and live music. This year marks 100 years of John Muir’s legacy since his death and is the 50th anniversary of the John Muir National Historic Site.

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