Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to protect the environment? Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is now seeking nominations for their annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The Awards honour local environmental champions who deserve recognition for their hard work to protect, connect and sustain the natural environment.
The Conservation Awards program, established more than 30 years ago recognizes partners and community leaders that contribute to meaningful environmental work across the Credit River Watershed. CVC is calling on the community to nominate environmental champions by November 25, 2018.
“Our awards program honours important work being done in the watershed by people who love the environment as much as we do,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director for Watershed Transformation at CVC. “It’s an opportunity to acknowledge the people who share our deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping our communities healthy and happy.”
Nominees can be schools, community groups, landowners, businesses and individuals who are inspired to protect nature for future generations.
The Conservation Awards program recognizes projects and initiatives that help protect, connect and sustain the Credit River Watershed. One nominee will receive an award in each of the following categories:
- Youth Achievement
- Outstanding Volunteer
- Environmental Awareness
- Landowner Stewardship
- Corporate Leadership
- Green Cities
- Legacy Donor
- Watershed Excellence
The nomination process is open until November 25, 2018 and submissions can be completed online through CVC’s website. The CVC Board of Directors reviews all nominations and makes the final award selection.
The awards program was established in 1986. It is an opportunity for the CVC Board of Directors to recognize those doing important and meaningful environmental work in the community. New awards categories were launched in 2017 to align with CVC’s updated brand identity. For more information about the awards program, including award descriptions and eligibility, visit cvc.ca/conservationawards.
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 defined by 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.
2017 Friends of the Credit Conservation Award winner for Outstanding Volunteer:
Left to right: CVC Chair and Mississauga Ward 7 Councillor Nando Iannicca, award winner Suzanne Leblanc and Halton Hills Ward 4 Councillor Bob Inglis
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