Conservation Awards

The Conservation Halton Awards recognize environmental heroes in our watershed who have worked hard to protect, preserve, or enhance our environment.

The 2016 Conservation Halton Awards will be held in the evening on Tuesday, November 15 at the Milton Centre for the Arts. Nominations closed on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at midnight.


Conservation Halton Awards

Every year, Conservation Halton recognizes people and organizations who have made significant contributions to conservation in the Halton watershed. Nominees have included such groups as teacher associations and federations, scout and guide organizations, naturalist clubs, corporations, government agencies and private landowners.

The award categories are listed below.

  • Citizen Award - Presented to a citizen who has made a significant effort to improve the natural environment in the Halton Watershed
  • Citizen (Youth) Award – Presented to a youth who has made a significant effort to improve the natural environment in the Halton Watershed.
  • Community Award - Presented to a community, organization, institution, municipality, or business that has undertaken a significant conservation action that exemplifies wise conservation.
  • Education Award - Presented to an individual, group or school that has promoted a better understanding and appreciation of conservation.
  • Stewardship Award - Presented to a landowner who demonstrates stewardship excellence in protecting the natural environment either on their property, or on public land.
  • Ralph Sherwood Honour Roll - Presented to past and current directors of Conservation Halton and its volunteer Foundation for exemplary effort in protecting and enhancing the natural environment. Nominations for this award come from Conservation Halton board members and staff. 

2015 Conservation Halton Awards

The 2015 Conservation Halton Awards took place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Milton Centre for the Arts.

Congratulations to our Conservation Heroes:

Every person, group, or school, in the various awards categories (except for the Parks Volunteer Award and Ralph Sherwood Honour Roll) are nominated from the community. The 2015 award recipients are as follows:

  • Citizen: Bethlehem Sahlu
  • Citizen (Youth): Simone Mantel, Aldershot District High School
  • Community: Toronto Bruce Trail Club
  • Education (Group or School): Trailhead – Bronte Creek Project
  • Education (Individual): Nick Bertrand and Kerry Sagar, Halton District School Board
  • Media / Blogger: Tourism Burlington
  • Parks Volunteer: Kirsten Phillip, Mountsberg Raptor Centre and Chuck Sweet, Kelso / Glen Eden
  • Stewardship: Andrew and Marites Lee, Milton, and Field and Stream Rescue Team
  • Ralph Sherwood Honour Roll: Keith Bird, Oakville

Click here to read more about the 2015 Conservation Halton Awards.