Tree branch and award logo
Tree branch and award logo

AWARD OF MERIT NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

It’s that time of the year again and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is looking forward to recognizing the incredible achievements of various volunteers at its annual Conservation Awards in February 2019.

“The annual Conservation Awards is one of our most treasured events,” says Kerry Royer, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator at NPCA. “It’s all about recognizing the efforts of those dedicated folks whose time, energy, passion, and knowledge help make the Niagara Peninsula watershed a truly great place to live.”

The NPCA invites community members to submit nominations for a prestigious acknowledgement—the Award of Merit. This award is bestowed on an individual, group, or business, that has contributed voluntarily to enhancing the health of the watershed and restoring the local environment for the benefit of all residents.

“While our volunteers aren’t looking for public recognition, or anything in return for that matter, the awards program is our opportunity to showcase the achievements of our nominees, and promote the significant impact of their efforts,” adds Mark Brickell, NPCA CAO. “As part of our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, we have committed to growing our volunteer numbers to more than 3,500, and we hope this will encourage more people to get involved.”

Nomination form, FAQs, criteria, and rules can be found at https://getinvolved.npca.ca/2019-conservation-awards. Please note: nomination submissions are available to the public, NPCA Board Members, Committees, and staff. There are no fixed limits on the number of awards to be presented, allowing for flexibility of recognition. Nomination deadline is December 31, 2018, 4 p.m.

For more information on the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, visit www.npca.ca. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates.

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About NPCA:

The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities on the Niagara Peninsula watershed with programs and services that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion, while helping to retain the safety of our drinking water.

NPCA manages 41 Conservation Areas, including Ball’s Falls, Binbrook, Long Beach and Chippawa Creek. These lands are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. NPCA’s Conservation Areas marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

Questions related to the above release should be directed to:
Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist
905.562-5235 ext.24
Mobile: 905-650-4027
enavarro@npca.ca