The International Dark Sky Association presented its annual awards recently at the IDA meeting held in Utah. Among this year’s recipients is Ted Blank of the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association.
“I was extremely proud that I was able to represent Fountain Hills and our recent award of International Dark Sky Community status at the IDA annual general meeting,” Blank said. “Our Dark Sky Committee, co-chaired by Joe and Nancy Bill, worked hard for more than two years to bring this recognition to the town.”
The Dark Sky Defender Award is given to individuals and organizations in appreciation and recognition of their exceptional efforts to promote and advance the mission and programs of IDA to preserve night skies by promoting quality outdoor nighttime lighting to reduce light pollution and its environmental impacts.