Richmond Hill resident Peach Hubbard was honored Jan. 13 as a One Hundred Miles 100 for her work with The Dolphin Project during a reception at the Jekyll Island Conference Center.
The One Hundred Miles 100 is an annual award that recognizes individuals and organizations throughout Georgia for their efforts to support the health, vitality and future of the state’s 100-mile coastline.
Hubbard serves as president of The Dolphin Project and coordinates the trainings, education outreach and research surveys for the organization. The Dolphin Project is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that protects the wild estuary bottlenose dolphins on the coasts of Georgia and lower South Carolina through research surveys, public education and conservation partnerships with numerous environmental organizations.
Honorees were selected from a record number of nominations in 2017, according to the One Hundred Miles website. The list included scientists, writers, artists, business and civic leaders, educators, volunteers, students and many other citizens making a difference for the world around them.
This year, 50 recipients were chosen from more than 300 applicants, and those 50 were asked to nominate another person or organization to complete the 100 nominations.
Hubbard chose Cheryl Tilton of Savannah for her dedicated work with The Dolphin Project and the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project.
Hubbard and Tilton each received a beautiful print of Spoonbills by Alan Campbell as their award.