Royal Gazette: BNT recognizes conservation efforts of supporters

Royal Gazette: BNT recognizes conservation efforts of supporters

Individuals and organisations that have worked to protect and promote Bermuda’s natural and cultural heritage were recognised for their efforts at an awards ceremony

The Bermuda National Trust’s annual heritage awards were held at the organisation’s Verdmont Museum last Thursday.

Certificates were presented by the charity’s president, Alana Anderson, and Kim Swan, the Junior Minister of Culture.

The Bermudiana Award for Natural Heritage Impact went to the Bermuda Zoological Society for its Micro Forest project. Natural Heritage Award certificates were also presented to Patrick Cooper and Steven DeSilva of the Corporation of Hamilton for the creation of Donleigh Park tree farm, and Christ Church, Warwick, for adopting environmentally friendly landscape methods in the church grounds.

The Cultural Heritage Impact Award, the top honour in the cultural heritage section, went to the Department of Culture for its long-running cultural apprenticeship programme that pairs tradition bearers with young people interested in learning practical skills and knowledge of aspects of Bermuda’s cultural heritage.

Recipients of Cultural Heritage Award certificates included Manuel Lopes, for restoring old Bermuda carriages, as well as the Friends of St Peter’s Church for the restoration of the church clock and training two Bermudians to maintain it.

They were joined by Cecille Snaith-Simmons to recognise the many articles on a broad range of cultural heritage topics she researched and wrote, and Holy Trinity Church for the thoughtful celebration of its 400th anniversary, which involved many cultural and community partners.

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June 24, 2024 News