Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Nominate Conservation Award

Community members invited to nominate their neighbours for Conservationist of the Year Award 

Annual award, for almost 35 years, has honoured people, farms, businesses and organizations for their work protecting water, soil, and living things

Rural landowners and residents, farms, service clubs, community organizations, companies, nature groups, and municipalities have been some of the winners of the Conservationist of the Year Award over the past three and a half decades.

You are invited to nominate a person, farm, business, or organization doing positive work in the local watershed community for this annual award. Nominations are received until Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 

The award is to be presented on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Club, 70969 Morrison Line, 2 km east of Exeter. 

“I am very appreciative of all the individuals and municipalities who have nominated someone for this award in past years,” said Brian Horner, General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). “If you know a person, farm, business, or organization doing positive things in your watershed community, I invite you to nominate them.” 

The nomination form and award guidelines are available on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation website at Simply type in ‘award’ in the search box at the top of the home page and then press ‘Search’ to find the page. Or, you can go directly to the page at this link: Conservationist of the Year Award.

Current Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff and directors are not eligible for the award. Call 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email if you would like more information about the award.

“I appreciate all the people taking positive actions in their community for water and soil and for living things,” said Horner. “This award is a way we can say thank you.”

The Conservationist of the Year receives a framed limited-edition conservation print as a prize and the conservation authority also makes a donation towards a tree and plaque at a Commemorative Woods site maintained by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation has presented the award since 1984. Each award winner is a business, farm, organization, or person in the watershed or having done conservation work there. 

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