Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be collecting nominations for 2020.


Our ‘Friends of the Credit’ Conservation Awards program honours the important work being done in the community. The awards celebrate our partners and neighbours that share our vision of a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. And they’re as inspired by nature as we are!

For more than 30 years, our Conservation Awards program has recognized environmental champions that share our deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping us healthy and they work hard to protect it.

If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them today!


What are the awards categories?

We have eight awards that represent the hard work and accomplishments of all our partners and watershed friends. Each year, one nominee will receive an award in each of the following categories:

Youth Achievement – recognizes individuals and groups under 29 years of age, striving to be future environmental champions.

Outstanding Volunteer – recognizes individuals and community groups who generously give personal time to protect, connect and sustain the environment.

Environmental Awareness – recognizes those who connect communities with nature through education and outreach to promote environmental awareness, appreciation and action.

Landowner Stewardship – recognizes landowners implementing restoration projects that increase natural cover and improve aquatic, terrestrial and wetland habitat on private lands.

Corporate Leadership – recognizes corporations, businesses and public entities that take action and adopt new and creative approaches to plan for an environmentally sustainable future.

Green Cities – recognizes those who implement leading edge green infrastructure in new development and existing urban areas.

Legacy Donor – recognizes those who donate land or funds for purchasing land to ensure its long-term protection. Excludes government agencies.

Watershed Excellence – recognizes those with a sustained record of achievement and commitment. Their ongoing leadership and dedication will leave a legacy of inspiration. This most prestigious award will only be given in extraordinary circumstances and may not be given every year. 


How do you nominate someone?

Nominations are accepted online and can be submitted following three easy steps:

  1. Review eligibility and award descriptions
  2. Review the nomination process 
  3. Complete the nomination form and don’t forget to have your supporting material ready (e.g. photographs, newspaper clippings or reports, etc.).



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