Community Leaders Honoured through Environmental Awards Program

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. Over 60 guests and representatives from CVC’s Board of Directors celebrated those inspired by nature to undertake important environmental work in the Credit River Watershed.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate our award recipients for their outstanding work,” said Councillor Tom Adams, CVC Chair and Councillor for Town of Oakville. “Everyone honoured at the ceremony has worked hard to improve the health and well-being of communities in the watershed and we’re proud of their environmental efforts.”

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 388 community leaders for work that connects people to nature, knowledge to action and inspires a deep appreciation for the local environment.

Each community leader recognized by the program 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.

The latest Friends of the Credit Conservation Award winners include:

Youth Achievement Award
Lukasz Padiasek

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Maria Pakulnicka and Patricia Griesser
Lynn Sinclair Smith
Jutta Holdenried
John Monczka

Environmental Awareness Award
Adam Tompkins, Julie Orazem, Heather Little and Scott Richards
Steve Noakes
Credit Valley Trail Indigenous Roundtable
Anwar Knight
Blooming Boulevards

Landowner Stewardship
Mark and Nancy Latam, and Margaret Burt
Dufferin North Peel Anglers and Hunters Association
Wendy Walgate and Duncan Glaholt
Whole Village Property Co-Operative Inc.

Corporate Leadership
IMAX Corporation
Diamond Tree Care

Green Cities:
Michael Hoy, Pam Cooper and Derek Currie
Region of Peel and R.V Anderson Associates Limited

Watershed Excellence
Jim Muscat

Photo: Award recipients gather with CVC Board Members at the end of the 2021 Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards

About Credit Valley Conservation

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. Our watershed is defined by 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. We inspire 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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Jamie Williams
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Credit Valley Conservation
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