The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Jessie Davies

Jessie Davies, 70, Environmentalist

As co-chair of Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada (she’s retired from the position of director, environment and sustainable development research centre at the University of New Brunswick), she coalesced coastal residents, Canadian and American, to take on “big energy.” They’re fighting liquid natural gas transportation along the coast of Maine and New Brunswick. Davies has helped raise more than $1 million toward efforts that include the creation of Pagan Point Nature Preserve, a 12-hectare marine salt marsh and forest turned protected ecological tourist site in Charlotte County, N.B. “In my work for protected natural areas, it’s a sense of wonder and hope that something so beautiful and important can be preserved forever.”