The April meeting of the Pee Dee Group of the Sierra Club will feature Silent Footprint Award Winner John Jay James on April 12 at 7 p. m. The meeting will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and is free.
T he Silent Footprinter
Award is given to a Sierra member who does not carry a formal title or position in the club, but who has “who has gone above and beyond expected performance in an unobtrusive club role.”
At the 3rd Annual South Carolina Sierra Club Awards Ceremony, the Pee Dee Group’s own John Jay James was given this award for his outstanding work as a conservationist with the Black Creek Land Trust, an activist as the President of the Board of Conservation Voters, and a litigator who successfully fought against DHEC’s permitting of a hog farm.
With his guidance and hours of dedication, the Black Creek Land Trust has been able to protect over 3,100 acres of land through easements and fee simple ownership in the Black Creek watershed.
Jay is a Sierran dedicated to the fight for a clean and healthy environment and we the club is proud to recognize him as the recipient of the Silent Footprinter award for 2011.