- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
Amber Ellis was the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Friends of Temagami.
Amber became involved in the effort to protect the Temagami region during the blockade in 1989. It was a pivotal point in the evolution of Temagami advocacy.
It was at this time Amber started working for the Temagami Wilderness Society (TWS), designing posters and helping to organize rallies at Queen’s Park.
It was evident at the onset, that Amber possessed those qualities of a “quiet” leader and organizer. For years after the TWS downsized and morphed into Earthroots, Amber was the “background” anchor of the organization and continues to serve Earthroots as its Executive Director.
"Amber is certainly a rare individual that has devoted her adult life to the cause. Remaining a selfless and silent hero working for the betterment of the natural world and our collective quality of life." - Hap Wilson
Friends of Temagami is proud and pleased that Amber was elected to the Board of Directors at this year's Annual General Meeting. We look forward to benefiting by her wealth of knowledge and experience both in wilderness advocacy and leadership.