|2011 Tri-Valley Conservation Awards|
CONSERVATION WINNERS UNVEILED!
April 19, 2012 The much-anticipated conservation award winners in eight categories across three watersheds of Eastern
Public Schools: Russell McLelland .. Churchill Alternative School, Ottawa (First Place)
High Schools: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic High, Russell (First Place)
College/University: Carleton University .. Dr Steven Cooke (First Place)
Agriculture: Lawrenceholme Farms, Spencerville (First Place)
Business: Parmalat, Winchester (First Place)
Municipalities: Tay Valley Township (First Place)
Community Groups: Friends of the Tay Watershed (First Place)
Individuals/Families: Jim McCready, Carleton Place (First Place)
Lifetime Achievement (Mississippi Valley): Hans von Rosen
Lifetime Achievement (Rideau Valley) Irv Dardick
Lifetime Achievement (South Nation Valley) Floyd Dingwall
“As you can imagine, the judges had to make some very difficult choices between first and second place finishers” said Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation Chair Jason Kelly.
Over 120 people enjoyed the hospitality, the ceremony and the networking opportunity of getting together with like-minded individuals and representatives from all walks of life.
Winning projects ranged from tree planting to exemplary farm practices to municipalities and businesses taking some visionary steps to take care of their local environments.
“There are so many daily conservation activities and practices going on that it is hard to keep track of them all” said Mark Burnham, Mississippi Valley Conservation Foundation Chair
South Nation Conservation Chair Lawrence Levere said, “We are very proud of all people and groups nominated in tonight’s awards no matter where they come from across Eastern Ontario.
The Conservation Awards are organized by the Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley and South Nation Conservation Authorities and their associated Foundations. It is a pleasure to mention
Mississippi: Suzanne McFarlane, 613-259-5307 ext 225
Rideau: Charles Billington, 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext 1116
South Nation: Gord Shaver, 1-877-984-2948 ext 296
2010 TVCA Finalists
Cindy Saucier (Russell), Joe Slater (Crow Lake), Nature Works Learning (Almonte), Pratt and Whitney Canada (Ottawa), Nation Municipality (Casselman), Norm Tinkler (Inkerman), Christian Laflèche (St-Albert), Tagwi Secondary School (Avonmore), National Defence Headquarters Fish & Game Club (Ottawa), Grenville Land Stewardship Council (Prescott) and Pleasant Corners Public School (Vankleek Hill).
2009 TVCA Finalists
Featherston Drive Public School, Ottawa, St. John Catholic Elementary, Perth; Perth & District Collegiate Institute GeoVentures Program, Perth, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, Russell; Stanlee Farms (Jim & Nancy Wert), Avonmore, Oak Valley Pioneer Park Volunteers, Mountain Township; McDonald’s Corners ReUsers, Lanark Highlands, Rideau Valley Field Naturalists, Perth; Tom Van Dusen, Russell, Lindley McPhail, Russell; Pingrove Productions, Lanark Highlands, LaFlèche Environmental, Moose Creek; City of Ottawa (Public Works Dept.)
2008 TVCA Finalists
Meadowview Public School, Addison, Drummond Central School, Perth; St Michael Catholic High School, Kemptville, Fisher Park Public School, Ottawa; Dr Frances Pick, University of Ottawa; Tom Manley, Berwick; Otty Lake Association, Perth, Dundas Environmental Awareness Group, South Mountain; Gaston Patenaude, Berwick, Michael Walters, Ottawa, Ottawa Region Media Group, Long Island Marine, Kars; Township of Lanark Highlands
Since its inception in 2008 the TVCAs have received generous support from the following organizations and businesses. Thank You!
2010 Tri-Valley Conservation Award winner from the Mississippi Valley watershed