Essex Region – Essex Region Conservation is seeking nominees who have made an environmental impact in the Windsor-Essex region! “In our 50th year of conservation, we continued to see remarkable community commitment to environmental actions,” says Danielle Breault Stuebing, Director of Communications and Outreach Services. “Volunteers made an incredible impact through stewardship events like tree planting, restoration activities and litter pick-ups.”
The 2024 Conservation Awards will honour and recognize those in the community who have made outstanding contributions towards improving our natural environment. “Past award winners have created forests and monarch habitats, been involved in massive restoration projects, inspired and engaged others to take climate action, and so much more,” Breault Stuebing adds. “With growing concern about the state of our global environment, recognizing those who are taking local action and making a positive impact is important.”
The annual Awards will be presented to individuals or organizations in four categories:
The Youth Award recognizes a youth leader who has undertaken conservation projects or is engaged in addressing the climate crisis and is a student in the elementary or secondary schools of our region.
The Education Award for excellence in conservation education programs or climate action engagement in schools, organizations, companies, youth groups, etc.
The Volunteer Award for outstanding effort in volunteering time and services for conservation programs and projects;
The Environmental Achievement Award for programs or projects which have enhanced the region’s sustainability in a significant way. In addition to individuals or organizations, municipalities can also be nominated for environmental achievements.
Nominations can be submitted online at https://essexregionconservation.ca/conservation-awards, or nominators can simply write a one page summary of the individual or organizational accomplishments that merit the receipt of the award. Please be sure to include the category, name, address and phone number of the nominee, in addition to your own name, address and telephone number. Nominations close on Friday, December 15, 2023. The awards, presented since 1992, will be announced at ERCA’s Annual General Meeting in January 2024.
The Essex Region Conservation Authority is a public sector organization established by the Province of Ontario in 1973 and governed by local municipalities. For 50 years, it has delivered programs and services that further the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources in watersheds in the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region.