Wayne Weihing is a longtime conservation activist. He recently received an award for his advocacy work. (Southeast Alaska Conservation Council photo)

Ketchikan resident Wayne Weihing recently received the Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions from the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Weihing is a former Ketchikan Pulp Mill employee, and has worked with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council for about 20 years.

According to the Alaska Conservation Foundation, Weihing has been an outspoken advocate for conservation on the Tongass National Forest for many years. The foundation states that Weihing continues to be an activist.

The award recognizes Weihing’s longtime dedication to conservation.