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Thursday, 30 March 2017 08:16

Kawartha Conservation recognizes environmental champions at AGM

PORT PERRY, ON – Kawartha Conservation handed out their 2016 Environmental Recognition Awards Wednesday night during their annual general meeting in Port Perry.

The Partner Award, Individual Conservationist Award, Community Conservation Award and Business Award are an annual recognition of those who go above and beyond to promote and protect the environment.

The 2016 Partner Award was awarded to Township of Scugog Public Works Department. Engineering technician, Kevin Arsenault received the award on behalf of the municipality.

The Public Works department has been involved in a number of stewardship and BlueScaping projects, including a new biorention site in Port Perry.

The Individual Conservationist Award went to Bev Truax. A former resident of Blackstock, Bev spent more than two decades as a weather monitoring volunteer providing invaluable daily weather information from her backyard weather monitoring station.

The Community Conservation Award recognized the great work undertaken by the Kawartha Lakes Farm Stewardship Fund Advisory Committee. Rebecca Parker, Dave Simser, Doug Plaunt and Kelly Maloney.

The 2016 Business Award, recognizing businesses that have made significant contributions to projects or programs at Kawartha Conservation, was awarded to RBC Royal Bank.

“The annual Environmental Recognition Awards are an opportunity to highlight, recognize and celebrate the individuals, businesses and groups in the Kawartha watershed who work to improve our environment,” said Kawartha Conservation Board Chair Ted Smith. “We are proud of the accomplishments and contributions of our 2016 winners and appreciate what each has done in their respective areas to help support and strengthen our environment and the work of Kawartha Conservation.”