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Conservation Halton Award Nominations deadline extended

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Conservation Halton (CH) is extending the nomination deadline for the 2014 Conservation Halton Awards until Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. That means you have a few extra days to nominate a local Conservation Hero.

Do you have a friend, co-worker, neighbour, or family member who is a Conservation Hero? The Conservation Halton Awards recognize people, groups and organizations in our watershed who have worked hard to protect, preserve, or enhance our environment.

Candidates for an award can be nominated by any individual or organization. Nominations are now due by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by 5 p.m., and can be submitted online through Conservation Halton’s website,  or by fax to 905-336-7014. The winners will be recognized at the Awards on Tuesday, June 24 in the evening at the Milton Centre for the Arts.

If you know an individual, school, company or group who has worked hard to protect, preserve or enhance the environment then you can nominate them for an award in one of eight categories:

  • Citizen
  • Citizen (Youth)
  • Community
  • Corporate
  • Education (Individual)
  • Education (Group or School)
  • Media / Blogger
  • Stewardship

Completing the nomination form takes only a few minutes. Be sure you provide plenty of background information on the nominee and their accomplishments to help 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 in one of the categories
  • 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, media stories, etc.

For more information about the categories, the criteria and how to apply call Conservation Halton at (905) 336-1158 or go to the awards page on our website. Remember nominations are now due by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Since 1982, Conservation Halton has been recognizing people and organizations that have made significant contributions to conservation in the Halton watershed. Nominees have included such groups as teacher associations, scout and guide groups, naturalist clubs, corporations, government agencies, farmers and private landowners.