Ontario Nature Blog
Receive email alerts about breaking conservation
and environmental news.
© Lora Denis
Community involvement defines Ontario Nature’s character and approach. Together with our member groups and individual members, we are the voice for nature in Ontario and are building a natural legacy for future generations.
This year, the awards celebrated 10 inspirational and industrious winners. Please join us in congratulating and thanking the recipients for their vital contributions to nature conservation.
Calstone, the recipient of the Ontario Nature Corporate Award, was honoured for its work to protect pollinators and promote conservation education through the Tom Longboat Pollinator Garden.
Stew Hilts received the Ontario Nature Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to conservation and his dedication to helping Ontario Nature to achieve its goals.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival Organizing Committee was the recipient of the W.E. Saunders Natural History Award for its successful program that raises awareness of nature among people of all ages.
Jack Gibbons received the Steve Hounsell Greenway Award for his efforts to protect a provincially significant wetland in the Town of Georgina through his work with the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance.
Pollination Guelph was awarded the J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for its work on conservation and building pollinator habitat in its home city.
Kelly Wallace received the Richards Education Award for her tireless efforts to protect turtles in Ontario, which include the founding of the Think Turtle Conservation Initiative.
The W.W.H. Gunn Conservation Award went to Paula Davies for her extensive contributions to the restoration of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve.
To Geoff Carpentier went the Carl Nunn Media and Conservation Award for his writing on conservation issues in books, magazine articles and nature columns.
The Ian Shenstone Fraser Memorial Award went to Rick Levick for his contributions to reducing wildlife road mortality and his work on the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project.
Reed Fitzsimmons received the Margaret and Carl Nunn Camp Scholarship for his enthusiasm for nature and his leadership in the Junior Field Naturalists Program.
If you need more information or have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-440-2366 or
For media inquiries, please contact John Hassell, Director of Communications and Engagement, at 416-786-2171 or