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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Student award winner

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Bob Radtke, Conservation Foundation Chair, presents award to Marina Lather

Student Environmental Award Winner – Marina Lather of Centralia

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) presents a $1,000 Student Environmental Award each year. The Foundation announced that the 2017 winner is Marina Lather, of Centralia. 

Foundation Chair Bob Radtke presented the student bursary in a brief ceremony at the boardroom at Morrison Dam Conservation Area east of Exeter on August 21, 2017. 

Previous winners of the student award have been Samantha Bycraft (2016); Barb Alber (2015); Connor Devereaux (2014); Ryan Carlow (2013); Greg Urquhart (2012); Raina Vingerhoeds (2011); and Ryan Finnie (2010). 

In order to apply for this award, a student must be a graduating secondary school student, or a student currently enrolled in university or college, and pursuing education in a conservation or environmental related course of study such as biology; ecology; geography; forestry; fish and wildlife; agriculture; or outdoor education. 

Eligible students must also be between the ages of 17-25, and have a permanent address in one of the 12 member municipalities of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation watershed. Ausable Bayfield watersheds include parts of the following municipalities: Adelaide Metcalfe, Bluewater, Central Huron, Huron East, Lambton Shores, Lucan Biddulph, Perth South, Middlesex Centre, North Middlesex, South Huron, Warwick, and West Perth. 

Applicants for the award competition submit a creative two-page essay on their personal involvement and meaningful experiences gained while working with a conservation-based project and/or organization.