By Molly Clarkson –
On June 18 Stafford Reid of EnviroEmerg consulting, received a Legacy Award from the Pacific States/BC Oil Spill Task Force in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in major vessel casualty planning and response on the coast of British Columbia”.
At the event announcing the award, the Task Force spokesperson described Mr Reid’s work as “instrumental in advancing oil spill prevention and response issues on the BC coast, including working closely and effectively with First Nations”.
The Council of the Haida Nation’s Marine Planning Program has worked with Mr Reid over the past three years developing stronger marine vessel casualty prevention and response policies for areas around Haida Gwaii and presentation on shipping accident prevention and emergency response at the House of Assembly in 2013. This past year he participated in two workshops hosted by the Haida nation on marine emergency response planning and preparedness.
The Task Force is made up of agency representatives from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii and works to promote cross-border coordination and cooperation in marine emergency response situations – the prestigious Legacy Award is for individuals and organizations who reflect these values.