The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society established the Harlequin Award in 1982. Its purpose is to recognize Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) members for their “outstanding and generous contributions of time, talent and effort to the conservation of the Olympic Peninsula’s environment through scientific, educational and/or political endeavors.”
Past recipients of the award who are currently active in OPAS do the nominating and voting on the candidates.
This year it is our pleasure to recognize Tom Montgomery for his many years of leadership and support of OPAS and our community. Tom has been an OPAS board member for 15 years, and a past president – serving two terms. He has offered many years of free legal advice to the OPAS board and long advocated for board and program participant liability insurance. He has been a generous contributor to Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and to the Dungeness River Audubon Center.