A founding member of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust will be honored posthumously for his dedication to preserving the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.
Jan Vandersloot will be honored as an outstanding wetlands community leader by the Environmental Law Institute on Sunday in Washington, D.C. The award is part of the National Wetlands Awards Program that honors six individuals who have contributed to the preservation of the country’s wetlands through education, restoration or activism.
“He was just a huge person in the environmental community in Southern California,” said Flossie Horgan, the land trust’s executive director. “We’re very proud and very grateful that he’s recognized at the national level.”