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Blue Dolphin Awards

The SBEP Blue Dolphin Awards Program recognizes local champions of Sarasota Bay. Prior winners have included educators, scientists, natural resource managers, nonprofit groups, and local citizens doing volunteer work that benefits Sarasota Bay. SBEP proudly salutes all of the prior Blue Dolphin Award recipients:

Scott and Virginia Lloyd Jones – Retired couple are regular volunteers with the SBEP Bay Guardians Program and other community programs that support area parks and preserves.

Mark Alderson with Charles & Lois Edwards
Mark Alderson with Charles & Lois Edwards

Sherri Swanson – Sherri is a senior environmental scientist with HDR Engineering, Inc., and volunteer supporter of the first three Sarasota Bay Water Festival events held in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Sherri is also a volunteer with the SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee.

Lee Fox – Lee is a wild bird expert and caretaker that worked previously with Save Our Seabirds, Inc.

Sean Russell – Sean is the founder of the nonprofit Stow It Don’t Throw It Project and an advocate for stewardship of the oceans and other waterways.

Denise and Don Elliott – Retired couple provided leadership in creating bay-friendly landscaping at the Sunbow Bay Condo Association located on Anna Maria Island. The multi-year effort was supported by SBEP Bay Partners Grants.

Jon Thaxton Jack Merriam
Jack Merriam with Jon Thaxton