LL Bean’s 2011 Outdoor Heroes Award nominees are such a stellar group that it seems all of them deserve the award. But you can cast your vote prior to August 1 and participate in their selection.
Included in the list is Douglas Dear, chairman of the board of Project Healing Waters, who first got involved in the organization by offering his farm and fishing waters to wounded veterans. “‘It didn’t take me long after first meeting Doug to ask him to be on our board of directors and eventually to be chairman of the board,’ says [Edwin P. Nicholson, founder of PHWFF]. ‘He takes an active and personal interest in the wounded warriors. He’s kind, giving and altruistic – beyond what you’d expect for the chairman of any board.'”