Heritage Awards: Good and Bad

The ferry Kalakala is on Knute Berger's Heritage Turkeys list for 2011. Here it is in 1946 in much better days. Photo: MOHAI, image #1983.10.16251.2

Knute Berger’s annual Heritage Turkeys article in Crosscut came out today. This is the third year in a row that Berger’s given out turkeys to projects that show how much more work needs to be done to protect resources in the fields of preservation, archaeology and heritage.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has issued a call for nominations for its annual SHPO Awards. The awards honor projects and people that represent outstanding efforts in the field of historic preservation and archaeology. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2012. The awards ceremony will take place May 8, 2012 in Olympia.