The Garrod Award – In celebration of Ken and Jean Garrod
Jean had been in discussion with SOG council as she wanted to have an award in memory of Ken. The idea has been expanded to have it as an annual celebration of the huge contributions made to SOG and Suffolk birding by both Jean and Ken. Their involvement has spanned over 30 years, with attendance on most indoor and outdoor meetings. At these meetings they made all welcome whatever their age but particularly younger members. Jean was Outdoor Events Organiser for many years and she and Ken were made honorary vice–presidents in 2006. Jean wanted the award to be presented to the next generation of bird and wildlife enthusiasts and be awarded for their contribution to birds and wildlife, which is why we’re looking for nominations for Suffolk based young nature enthusiasts who are involved in birding, conservation and the environment.
SOG would like the form below filled in and a team will assess the nominees and select a winner each year. Winners will receive a certificate, a year’s membership of SOG, a SOG t-shirt and space within the Harrier to write articles about their wildlife experiences. The Garrod Award will be presented at each SOG AGM, normally held in February.
The closing date for nominations is January 31st.