Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) honoured local partners and neighbours at the annual ‘Friends of the Credit’ Conservation Awards, held last night at Carl’s Catering The Glen in Brampton. One hundred guests and representatives from CVC’s Board of Directors celebrated those inspired by nature to complete important environmental work in the Credit River Watershed.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and CVC staff, I congratulate everyone honoured at this year’s awards ceremony,” said Councillor Karen Ras, CVC Chair and Councillor for Mississauga Ward 2. “We value each remarkable contribution. Without our partners and volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to take so much action on-the-ground in our watershed. These environmental leaders inspire us all.”
This year CVC recognized conservation efforts in seven award categories including: Youth Achievement, Outstanding Volunteer, Environmental Awareness, Landowner Stewardship, Corporate Leadership, Green Cities and Watershed Excellence.
The Conservation Awards program began in 1986. Awards are presented by CVC’s Board of Directors to honour those who demonstrate the organization’s core values of leadership, collaboration, innovation and integrity through environmental practices. Since the program began, CVC has recognized approximately 350 community leaders for work that connects people to nature, knowledge to action and inspires a deep appreciation for the local environment.
This year, CVC received 23 nominations across seven award categories. Each community leader nominated demonstrates a passion for environmental work and is inspired by nature to take action. The Conservation Awards program recognizes projects and initiatives that help protect, connect and sustain the Credit River Watershed.
Winners at last night’s ceremony include:
Youth Achievement Award – Dipen Goyal
Outstanding Volunteer Award – Warren Young
Environmental Awareness Award – Dr. Premek Hamr
Landowner Stewardship Award – The Bull family (Bartley, Ann and Mary)
Corporate Leadership Award – Lakeview Community Partners Limited
Green Cities Award – City of Mississauga Parks and Forestry
Legacy Donor Award – Sylvia Bradley
Caption: Award nominees and winners with CVC’s Board of Directors at the annual Conservation Awards ceremony
About Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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