2001-2005 Award Recipients

2001 Award of Distinction

Mississauga Bassmasters
For their involvement in 3 “litter not” cleanups at Lakefront Promenade, a soil bioengineering project at Island Lake Conservation Area, a bass tournament “data collection” at Island Lake Conservation Area, Wolf Lake and Ken Whillans Resource Management Area. For the promotion of catch and release in the watershed, organizing “Casting Kids” contest at Lake Aquataine as part of the Urban Fishing Festival (also helped kids learn how to fish), secured funds to purchase tagging guns and tags to begin the Island Lake Conservation Area bass study.

Trout Unlimited Canada – Greg Clark Chapter
Upper Credit River Rehabilitation Initiative- more than 3000 trees and shrubs were planted along streams to provide shade and cool water temperatures, stream rehabilitation has improved along several kilometres of river.

Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club
Upper Credit River Rehabilitation Initiative- more than 3000 trees and shrubs were planted along streams to provide shade and cool water temperatures, stream rehabilitation has improved along several kilometres of river.

Ontario Streams
Upper Credit River Rehabilitation Initiative- more than 3000 trees and shrubs were planted along streams to provide shade and cool water temperatures, stream rehabilitation has improved along several kilometres of river.

Upper Credit Trout Club
Upper Credit River Rehabilitation Initiative- more than 3000 trees and shrubs were planted along streams to provide shade and cool water temperatures, stream rehabilitation has improved along several kilometres of river.

P.O.W.E.R. – Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources
TREES 2000 – Restoring Our Ecosystems: ecological restoration of sites along the Niagara Escarpment, Sixteen Mile creek and Fairy Lake, Involving local schools in naturalization of their own schoolyards, in restoration projects, and reaching out to communities through student art work and displays explaining project motivations. They also provided teachers with professional development opportunities related to project field trips.

2001 Award of Excellence

South Peel Naturalists’ Club
Through a series of evening meetings a number of volunteers from each of the three clubs and other agency and academic representatives listed a comprehensive listing of all known species in the watershed. These lists represent the first complete documentation of the all the species in the watershed and formed a critical step in the identification and protection of flora and fauna of the watershed and their habitats; and, the watershed terrestrial monitoring program. A number of the club representatives also assisted in the development of a series of Habitat Utilization Tables that link species to habitat needs.

Halton/North Peel Naturalists’ Club
Through a series of evening meetings a number of volunteers from each of the three clubs and other agency and academic representatives listed a comprehensive listing of all known species in the watershed. These lists represent the first complete documentation of the all the species in the watershed and formed a critical step in the identification and protection of flora and fauna of the watershed and their habitats; and, the watershed terrestrial monitoring program. A number of the club representatives also assisted in the development of a series of Habitat Utilization Tables that link species to habitat needs.

Upper Credit Field Naturalists
Through a series of evening meetings a number of volunteers from each of the three clubs and other agency and academic representatives listed a comprehensive listing of all known species in the watershed. These lists represent the first complete documentation of the all the species in the watershed and formed a critical step in the identification and protection of flora and fauna of the watershed and their habitats; and, the watershed terrestrial monitoring program. A number of the club representatives also assisted in the development of a series of Habitat Utilization Tables that link species to habitat needs.

2002 Certificate of Merit

Ciba Specialty Chemical Co.
In recognition of their employee tree planting program between 1998 and 2002, increasing wildlife habitat and riparian zone along Mullett Creek, a tributary of the Credit River.

Everdale Environmental Learning Education Centre
In recognition of their development of the “Seeing is Believing” interpretive trail and the related education of school groups and other visitors on the natural environment within the West Credit River.

Credit River Horticultural Society
For their ongoing effort to naturalize the former North Sheridan Landfill Site in the Credit River’s Loyalist Creek Sub watershed.

Lou Maieron
In recognition of his advocacy work for the protection of both the groundwater and the headwaters of the West Credit River.

Douglas G. Hector
Nominated in recognition of his on-going cleanup and maintenance of Erindale Park since 1999.

Scouts Canada East Escarpment Chapter
For their annual tree planting projects over the past 12 years along the Credit River and Carolyn Creek and, for its related educational program about the importance of trees and healthy ecosystems.

2002 Award of Distinction

Credit River Anglers Association
For their efforts to protect and restore fish habitat throughout the Credit watershed, from Orangeville to Port Credit. To date they have logged over 15,000 volunteer hours and have undertaken more than 100 stream rehabilitation projects, including boulder placements and tree planting.

Willow Park Ecology Centre
In recognition of their work to construct and manage the Willow Park Ecology Centre

Bill & Irene McIlveen
In recognition of their ongoing efforts to carry out, coordinate and distribute information and data on the flora and fauna of the Credit River Watershed.

2003 Award Winners

2003 Award Winners Group Shot

2003 Certificate of Merit

Whole Village
In recognition of the Conservation Easement to protect wetland. Fencing cattle out of the Shaw’s Creek and planting a 30 metre corridor between two woodlots.

ADM Milling Co.
For approving the permission to extend the Culham Trail through their lands.

Dods & McNair
For financially sponsoring the Memorial Forest at Island Lake Conservation Area.

Ford Canada – Volunteer Program
For their Volunteer Program that allows employees to take part in the fisheries monitoring program.

Riverfest Steering Committee
For coordinating the 5th Annual Festival celebrating the Credit River. Raises awareness of the River and the need to respect, value, and protect this wonderful natural asset.

Amaranth Lions Club
For supporting the Orangeville Dragon Boat Races, and the Vicki Barron Trail.

Loyalist Creek District Girl Guides of Canada
For their involvment in the Yellow fish Road program were 400 Guides, parents, and community volunteers targeted 8500 homes to raise awareness about water resources attached to storm drains.

DeGuisti Family
Dedicated landowners that take an active role throughout the upper Credit river as well as being good stewards of their own property.

Skeet Sutherland
For organizing an educational day that included a waste cleanup and tree planting in KayCee Gardens in Orangeville, were 50 bags of garbage were cleaned up and 50 trees and shrubs were planted.

2003 Award of Distinction

Wayne Donnelly
For his involvement in numerous projects related to Dragonfly Park in Orangeville.

Save our Ravines
For negotiating the reduction and removal of proposed housing from an extremely sensitive area of the Silver Creek Valley in Georgetown.

City of Mississauga – Community Services
For their excellent Municipal Program showing leadership in Naturalization and extensive Volunteer Program.

Don Scallen
For his personal Contributions to the Amphibian Monitoring Workshop, Species of Interest Project, Halton Herpetofauna Atlas, and local leader in the Breeding Birds atlas.

2003 Award of Excellence

Bob Kuehnbaum
Long-time Conservation Chair for the Izaak Walton Fly-fishing Club, highly effective volunteer, and firm supporter of many CVC initiatives. Bob is a key director and instrumental in the fundraising for the Upper Credit Rehabilitation Project.

2004 Award Winners

2004 award winners group shot

2004 Certificate of Merit

City of Brampton – Community Design, Parks Planning & Development
For providing input, strong support, and early adoption of CVC’s storm water management planting guidelines.

Patrick Kelly
For volunteering at many workdays held by CVC and others, including tree planting, stream restoration, trails maintenance, electrofishing, as well as being a strong promoter of conservation at various venues. (Mr. Kelly uses most of his vacation time to help with CVC projects.)

Teresa Rigg
For being involved in many of CVC’s stewardship projects, Species of Interest Project, salamander monitoring, electrofishing, and habitat restoration. Teresa is also involved in leading the Young Naturalist Club and helping with the Willow Park Ecology Centre.

Bert Zonneveld
For being a community leader, raising awareness and helping to secure the protection of lands in the Silver Creek Valley.

University of Toronto at Missisauga Residence Life Staff
For their work cleaning the slopes of the Credit Valley, closing bike trails, and restoring old trails through plantings.

Weedgee Kidz
In for their volunteer program were high school volunteers who go door to door pulling weeds and otherwise educating residents about alternative lawn care under the supervision of a university aged leader.

Eva Bruni, Mississauga Garden Council
For dedication and enthusiasm engaging the community as part of her work with the Mississauga Garden Council.

2005 Award Winners

2005 award winners group shot

2005 Young Conservationist

Stephanie Crocker Peel Environmental Network
For her outstanding efforts as coordinator of the Peel Environmental Network, involvement in the development of the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance, and effort as an environmental organizer at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.

Anna Przychodzki, Brampton Sustainable Communities Collaborative
For co-founding the Brampton Sustainable Communities Collaborative and her efforts promoting the principals of Smart Growth.

2005 Certificate of Merit

Cantox Environmental
For environmental leadership involving staff in the naturalization of Levi Creek.

Evergreen Foundation & Ecosource Mississauga
For an excellent partnership involving community groups in stewardship activities. Organized 14 community events in 2005.

Dave Rutherford
For donating time and heavy equipment to construct a rocky ramp on Rogers Creek to reconnect fish passage to a stretch of this cold water stream.

2005 Award of Distinction

City of Mississauga- Community Services
For the new encroachment by-law enacted in 2005 for protection of Natural areas and long term capital funding to naturalize Credit valleylands.

Peel Enivironmental Network
For key networking initiative within the Peel Environmental community, excellent website resource, and organizer of Ecobuz also involved in the development of the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance.

Lorraine Symmes
Lorraine is a key organizer of the Credit River Alliance, strong supporter of conservation in the Credit Valley Watershed and excellent spokesperson for valleylands.

Eugene Furgiuele
For longtime service and significant contributions to the restoration of valleyland in Mississauga involving the community in Stewardship projects in Mississauga.

Gary Mascola
For his excellence as an educator and his championing projects to do woodlot and wetland resotration and monitoring.

2005 Award of Excellence

Audrey Oswald Rattray Marsh Protection Association
Won in conjuntion with Kristen Burling, for her over 20 years as a key organizer and promoter of the Rattray Mash Protection Association. Organizing interpretive walks and authors of materials about Rattray Marsh.

Kirsten Burling, Rattray Marsh Protection Association
Won in conjuntion with Audrey Oswald, for her over 20 years as a key organizer and promoter of the Rattray Mash Protection Association. Organizing interpretive walks and authors of materials about Rattray Marsh.

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