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Conservation Awards

2018 Ontario Nature Conservation Award recipients © Noah Cole

Recipients for 2018

The Ontario Nature Conservation Awards recognize excellence
by honouring individuals, groups, government agencies and
corporations who have worked to protect nature in Ontario.

Community involvement defines Ontario Nature’s character and
approach. With its member groups and individual members,
Ontario Nature has made a significant impact on conservation
issues in communities across Ontario and continues to build a
natural legacy for future generations.

Common loon with chick © Peter Ferguson

Dale MacKenzie

Dale received the Ontario Nature Achievement Award for spearheading the Farabout Peninsula Coalition in its work to protect a significant natural area from industrial development.

Dale MacKenzie © Noah Cole

Don Davis

Don received the W.E. Saunders Natural History Award for promoting the study, conservation and public awareness of the monarch butterfly.

Don Davis © Noah Cole

Kate Harries

Kate received the Carl Nunn Media and Conservation Award for many years of writing about conservation issues in a variety of media.

Kate Harries © Noah Cole

Sue Carstairs

Sue received the J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for her leadership with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre and lifelong passion providing veterinary care for wildlife.

Dr. Sue Carstairs © Noah Cole

Jakob Griffin

Jakob received the Margaret and Carl Nunn Camp Scholarship to attend Nature Camp at Camp Kawartha for his interest in natural history and potential to take a future leadership role.

Stoney Lake © Noah Cole

Carolinian Canada Coalition

Carolinian Canada Coalition received the Ontario Nature Corporate Award for its efforts to preserve, protect, and restore flora and fauna in Ontario’s Carolinian Life Zone.

Michelle Kanter for the Carolinian Canada Coalition © Noah Cole
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Barb McKean

Barb received the Richards Education Award for her outstanding contribution to outdoor education.

Barb McKean © Noah Cole

Margaret Prophet and Sandy Agnew

Margaret and Sandy received the Steve Hounsell Greenway Award as founders of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and their dedicated efforts to protect and expand the Greenbelt in Simcoe County.

Margaret Prophet and Sandy Agnew © Noah Cole

Bill Read

Bill received the W.W.H. Gunn Conservation Award for his major contributions to the restoration of the eastern bluebird population in Ontario.

Bill Read © Noah Cole

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Sherman Falls © Noah Cole