The KCP is pleased to announce that Andy Shadrack is the winner of the 2015 Conservation Leadership Award.

For 28 years, Andy Shadrack has been a champion for conservation in the Kootenays. His dedication to land conservation and stewardship is worth great celebration.

ANDY SHADRACK emigrated from England as an agricultural labourer in 1970 and became a student at Notre Dame University in Nelson in 1973. Here he fell in love with Kootenay Lake and met his wonderful partner, Gail Bauman. He went on to obtain an MA in Political Science at the University of Regina, returning to Kaslo with his family in 1987.

Andy has been passionately involved in politics since 1963 and taught political science at Selkirk and Okanagan University College for several years. He was an area director with the Central Kootenay Regional District from 2005-2014 where he advocated for sound land-use planning and lake stewardship. In 2014, Andy was instrumental in the establishment of the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund (KLLCF).

The KLLCF represents an investment of over $1 million in conservation over the 10-year term of the fund. The KLLCF will leave a conservation legacy by providing local financial support for important projects that conserve valuable natural areas and restore and preserve a healthy environment.

A special thank you to Andy for all of his hard work to help bring this vision to reality!