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Friday October 11th, 2013

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The Essex Region Conservation Authority’s is looking to recognize local organizations and individuals who are committed to improving our local environment.

If you know of someone who has contributed to environmental improvements in the past year, ERCA wants to hear about them for its 2013 Conservation Awards. These awards honour and recognize those in the community who have made outstanding contributions towards improving our natural environment, and ultimately the health and quality of life in the Essex Region.

“While throughout this past year, we have been recognizing Conservation Champions as part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, we want to continue our longstanding tradition of our annual Conservation Awards,” explained Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Community Outreach Services.

The annual Awards will be presented to individuals and organizations in four categories:

  • The Youth Award recognizes a youth leader who has undertaken habitat or conservation projects or activities and is a student in the elementary or secondary schools of our region.
  • The Education Award for excellence in conservation education programs or projects 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 environment. In addition to individuals and organizations, municipalities can also be nominated for environmental achievements.

To submit a nomination, simply write a one page summary of the individual or organizational accomplishments that merit the receipt of the award, or contact ERCA to receive a nomination form.

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, November 29th, 2013. The awards, presented since 1992, will be presented at ERCA’s Annual General Meeting in January 2014.

For more information on any of these awards, you can contact Danielle Breault Stuebing at 519-776-5209 ext. 352.

Nominations can be faxed to 519-776-8688, or emailed to [email protected]

Nominations can also be submitted online or download a nomination form from their website at erca.org on the About ERCA page and click on ‘Conservation Awards’.

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