Credit Valley Conservation is looking for conservation champion nominees for their annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards happening on March 20.

“Protecting the environment is really a collaborative effort, with support from all levels of government, dedicated residents, businesses and community groups,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “The awards are our way of giving back to those who have given so much of their time, effort and money to make our communities more livable.”

Nominations are open to residents, landowners, community groups, schools, youth, small business and corporations, municipalities and agencies. Special award categories include the Young Conservationist Award (for those under 25), and the Watershed Legacy Donor Award, which recognizes significant land donations that help protect the natural environment in the Credit River Watershed.

Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards recognizes short and long term projects and initiatives. This can include:

  • Restoration Projects;
  • Events;
  • Educational Programs;
  • Contribution toward purchasing or donating conservation land or an easement;
  • Environmental policy, plan or project;
  • Advocacy for natural heritage protection;
  • Developing and/or implementing leading-edge environmental solutions; and/or
  • The donation of land to Credit Valley Conservation or other environmental agencies to ensure its long term protection.

Nominations will be accepted until November 10.

For more information contact Lindsey Jennings, Assistant Program Coordinator, by email or phone 905-670-1615 ext. 445.