The Durham Environmental Advisory Committee’s (DEAC) 2018 Environmental Achievement Awards were recently handed out to six worthy recipients.
The George A. Scott Stewardship Award for the maintenance, protection or preservation of the natural environment, was presented to Scugog Lake Stewards Inc. for its Lake Scugog stewardship activities and research.
The Dr. J. Murray Speirs Restoration Award for the restoration of degraded natural environments was presented to Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters for their “Bring Back the Salmon” program.
The Irene Kock Education/Communication Award for fostering effective communications, sharing knowledge, or exhibiting leadership in helping others to learn about the natural environment was presented to Durham Farm Connections (DFC) for enhancing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture and the agri-food industry within Durham Region.
The Eric Krause Innovative Plans/Policies/Initiatives Award was presented to the Municipality of Clarington for the Priority Green Clarington (PGC) initiative.
The Jessica Markland Partnership Award for co-operative efforts to enhance the environment involving public, community and private interests, was presented to Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee for partnering to foster greater awareness of environmental issues facing the community.
The Evylin Stroud Lifetime Achievement Award for the continued promotion of protecting the environment, through small, but meaningful ways, was presented to Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies for extraordinary local and provincial environmental impact over 30 years.