Conservation Award of Merit 2021 2022 winners



At the 31st annual Conservation Awards this September, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) celebrated the accomplishments of hundreds of volunteers, community partners, and local organizations and groups who give of their time, energy, and resources to make the Niagara Peninsula watershed a better place to live.

“Our volunteers and partners are the heart and soul of our programs, events and our communities,” says Kerry Royer, NPCA Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist. “Recognizing their significant efforts has always been important to us and we pride ourselves in the unique and meaningful celebration that is our annual Conservation Awards event. While we were unable to host it in 2021, we were so pleased to welcome more than 200 guests this year.”

The ceremony also celebrated members of the community, groups, organizations, and businesses, whose dedication to conservation is evident in all that they do. The Award(s) of Merit commemorates the work of those who dedicate their actions to the conservation of natural resources for generations to come.

The following were honoured as 2020 Award of Merit Recipients:

  • Youth Award: Kaden Warren
  • Individual Award: Jocelyn Baker
  • Individual Award: Marcie Jacklin
  • Individual Award: Ian Smith
  • Organization Award: Earth Day Hamilton Burlington

The following were honoured as 2021 Award of Merit Recipients:

  • Individual Award: Kerry Kennedy  
  • Individual Award: Kyra Simone
  • Individual Award: Lindsay Taylor
  • Organization Award: Niagara Coastal Community Collaborative
  • Business Award: Spirit in Niagara: Small Batch Distillers

Read more about the accomplishments of each Award of Merit recipient in the Conservation Awards Program.

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About NPCA:

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With more than 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.

The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario and manages 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

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