Conservation Halton is looking for your help to recognize some local conservation heroes, who have made a difference in the community over the past year.
You can show your appreciation for a local conservation hero by nominating them for a Conservation Halton Award.
The awards recognize people, groups and organizations in our watershed who have worked hard to protect, preserve, or enhance our environment. The Conservation Halton Awards have been streamlined to five categories this year:
- 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.
Previous winners include residents, schools, multinational corporations, community environmental groups, government and national non-government organizations. No effort is too small, and no organization is too big to be nominated.
Candidates for an award can be nominated by any individual or organization. Nominations must be received by midnight on Friday, October 7, 2016 and awards nominations can be submitted online by clicking here, or by calling 905-336-1158, Ext. 2233.
Completing the nomination form takes only a few minutes. Try to provide plenty of background information on the nominee and their accomplishments. This helps the selection committee in making their decision. Here are some other helpful tips for nominations:
- Nominees will be judged on the quality of their achievement
- Nominations should include sufficient information to give the selection committee a good idea about who the nominee is and the impact of their accomplishment
- Include any additional information you feel will support the nomination, such as photos, testimonial letters, and media stories.
Conservation Halton Award recipients will be recognized at the Awards Night on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at an invitation-only event at the Milton Centre for the Arts.
You can find more information about the award categories, the criteria, and how to nominate, on the awards page on our website. Remember nominations are due by Friday, October 7, 2016 at midnight.