The Sheringham Lighthouse in Shirley. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two honoured for work with Sheringham Point Lighthouse

Mike Hicks and Paul Cottrell feted for environmental and heritage work

Mike Hicks and Paul Cottrell have received special honours from the Sheringham Point Lighthouse Preservation Society.

Hicks, who is the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director, was awarded the Heritage Preservation Award, given only two times in the society’s history, for his dedication to preserving and protecting the heritage lighthouse at Sheringham Point.

“Mike is an honest, straightforward leader in our community who has worked tirelessly for the residents of the region, and in his capacity as regional director he has reached out to help the society year after year,” said John Walls, the society’s vice-president, in a statement.

The Environmental Preservation Award recipient this year is Cottrell, the Pacific mamma’ coordinator for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

The award is for dedication to preserving and protecting the marine environment surrounding the lighthouse.

The Sheringham Point Lighthouse is a national historic site, managed by more than 300 volunteers. Its located in Shirley, 20 minutes west of Sooke.

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