2021 Conservation Awards

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Thank you for submitting your nominations! 

The Conservation Awards Ceremony was created to recognize and celebrate those who are contributing in some way to conservation efforts in the Niagara Peninsula watershed.

Invitations for award nominations are disseminated through various venues including media releases, correspondence and our website. There is no established limit on the number of awards to be presented, allowing for flexibility of recognition. Our communities are encouraged to submit nominations.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plans have been put on hold for this year's celebration of volunteers who engaged with the NPCA in 2020, but we are excited to explore new ways to recognize and honour all of our volunteers. And this is the beginning!

In addition to these awards, the Conservation Authority may select an individual, group and business to receive the Award of Merit.

The Award of Merit is intended to "recognize a significant achievement or contribution by an individual, group, and business to improve and restore our local environment for the benefit of all watershed residents". This special award is presented at the discretion of Authority members. The Conservation Authority is undertaking several noteworthy restoration projects and the associated activities provide and encourage varied opportunities for community involvement. The number of volunteers assisting with projects is increasing considerably.

The annual awards program is an excellent way for the Conservation Authority to publicly showcase the achievements of our nominees and promote the significant impact of their efforts.

The Conservation Awards Ceremony was created to recognize and celebrate those who are contributing in some way to conservation efforts in the Niagara Peninsula watershed.

Invitations for award nominations are disseminated through various venues including media releases, correspondence and our website. There is no established limit on the number of awards to be presented, allowing for flexibility of recognition. Our communities are encouraged to submit nominations.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plans have been put on hold for this year's celebration of volunteers who engaged with the NPCA in 2020, but we are excited to explore new ways to recognize and honour all of our volunteers. And this is the beginning!

In addition to these awards, the Conservation Authority may select an individual, group and business to receive the Award of Merit.

The Award of Merit is intended to "recognize a significant achievement or contribution by an individual, group, and business to improve and restore our local environment for the benefit of all watershed residents". This special award is presented at the discretion of Authority members. The Conservation Authority is undertaking several noteworthy restoration projects and the associated activities provide and encourage varied opportunities for community involvement. The number of volunteers assisting with projects is increasing considerably.

The annual awards program is an excellent way for the Conservation Authority to publicly showcase the achievements of our nominees and promote the significant impact of their efforts.


  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority invites nominations for the Award of Merit, to be bestowed on an individual, group or business that has contributed voluntarily to enhancing the health of our watershed and local environment.  Invitations for nomination submissions are extended to the general public, NPCA board members, NPCA committees, and staff.  

    What we’re looking for:

    The Award of Merit is intended to recognize a significant achievement or contribution by an individual, group or business that:

    • Improves or restores our local environment for the benefit of all watershed residents
    • Increases our knowledge of natural or cultural heritage
    • Increases awareness of conservation in the NPCA’s watershed through programming, outreach, etc.
    • Shows innovation in conservation, environmental protection, and/or restoration

    Notes:

    1. There can be multiple recipients in a given category, or there may not be a recipient in a given year
    2. Award of Merit recipients are recommended by the Conservation Achievement Awards Steering Committee 

     Nominations will close Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

    A few rules:

    • Nominee must be a resident of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority watershed (see map)
    • Volunteered/contributed between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020
    • Must be unpaid service
    • To nominate an individual or team, the nominator and seconder must first obtain the approval of the nominee to stand for nomination and to have their name on award related materials



    Thank you for submitting your nominations! 
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