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Posted April 18, 2011


Deadline approaching for GRCA Watershed Awards

Cambridge - The deadline is approaching for nominations for the Grand River Conservation Authority’s Watershed Awards.

Nominations have to be submitted by May 2 for the annual awards that honour individuals, families, organizations and businesses that have improved the natural environment of the Grand River watershed.

The GRCA presents two types of awards:

* the Honour Roll Award for a sustained record of achievement over an extended period of time, and

* Watershed Awards for outstanding examples of conservation and environmental work.

Nominations can come from anyone in the watershed, so if you know a person, organization or business that you think deserves an award, please make a nomination. A nomination form is available in the “Watershed Awards” section of the GRCA website at www.grandriver.ca.

In 2010 six awards were given out, including an Honour Roll Award which went to the late Allan Holmes, who was the Chief Administrative Officer of the GRCA from 1991 to 2000.

Watershed Award recipients were: Chuck Beach, an environmental activist in Brantford; farmers Steve and Paul Cressman who have planted more than 7,000 trees on their two farms; Clare Rennie, the quiet leader behind the Guelph Rotary Forest; Wellington Green Legacy, an organization that has planted a million trees in Wellington County; and Ducks Unlimited Canada for more than three decades to return lost wetland habitat to the Grand River watershed.

Short video slideshows about each of these award recipients are posted on on the website.

The 2011 winners will be selected by the Special Recognition Committee of the GRCA board and they will be honoured at an event in the fall.

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