The following news release is re-distributed from Ontario Nature:

Mark Eastman recognized for leadership in the protection of nature

On June 21st, Ontario Nature, a leading conservation organization, recognized the exceptional contributions to natural habitat protection made by six individuals and two groups. The award ceremony was part of Ontario Nature’s 83nd Annual General Meeting and Gathering which took place at YMCA Geneva Park, located on the shores of Lake Couchiching.

Mark Eastman received the J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for public service work resulting in exceptional environmental achievement.

Mark Eastman has led numerous private land stewardship initiatives that help landowners understand the importance of pasture and manure management, invasive species control, wetland fencing and wildlife habitat protection. Under Healthy Lands for Healthy Horses, Mark connects landowners to funding and service providers for the implementation of best management practices. His open and honest approach has resulted in long-term buy-in and strong relationships between landowners and Credit Valley Conservation, Mark’s employer.

Mark’s newest program, Bird Friendly Hay, will build on the relationships he has worked so hard to establish.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Colleen Cirillo
Communications Coordinator, Ontario Nature
(416) 444-8419 ext. 238
[email protected]

Photo: Credit Valley Conservation’s Mark Eastman, J.R. Dymond Public Service Award winner.

Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters and 150 member groups across Ontario (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit


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