Environmental heroes recognized for their outstanding role in nature conservation.

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Ontario Nature’s Conservation Awards recognize excellence by honouring the work of individuals, groups, government agencies and corporations to protect wild species and wild spaces in Ontario.

Community involvement defines Ontario Nature’s character and approach. Together with our member groups and individual members, we are protecting and enhancing our natural legacy for future generations.

This year, we celebrated 10 inspirational winners.

Stewart Hilts received the Ontario Nature Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to conservation and his dedication to helping Ontario Nature to achieve its goals.

Calstone, the recipient of the Ontario Nature Corporate Award, was honoured for its work to protect pollinators and promote conservation education through the Tom Longboat Pollinator Garden.

Jack Gibbons received the Steve Hounsell Greenway Award for his efforts to protect a provincially significant wetland in the Town of Georgina through his work with the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance.

Pollination Guelph was awarded the J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for its work on conservation and building pollinator habitat in its home city.

Kelly Wallace received the Richards Education Award for her tireless efforts to protect turtles in Ontario, which include the founding of the Think Turtle Conservation Initiative.

The W.W.H. Gunn Conservation Award went to Paula Davies for her extensive contributions to the restoration of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve.

Huron Fringe Birding Festival Organizing Committee was the recipient of the W.E. Saunders Natural History Award for its successful program that raises awareness of nature among people of all ages.

To Geoff Carpentier went the Carl Nunn Media and Conservation Award for his writing on conservation issues in books, magazine articles and nature columns.

Rick Levick received the Ian Shenstone Fraser Memorial Award for his contributions to reducing wildlife road mortality and his work on the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project.

Reed Fitzsimmons received the Margaret and Carl Nunn Camp Scholarship for his enthusiasm for nature and his leadership in the Junior Field Naturalists Program.

You can read more on our Conservation Awards webpage. Congratulations and thank you to all the award recipients for their vital contributions to nature conservation.


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