Guests at Conservation Awards
Guests at Conservation Awards



On February 28, 2019, at its 28th Annual Conservation Awards, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) recognized and honoured its dedicated volunteers from 2018.

The event featured four unique stories, told by various existing NPCA volunteers whose effort and dedication is incredibly important to the NPCA’s ability to complete its work.

“Listening to such inspiring stories reminds us that every individual, every group, and every organization can truly make a difference,” said Renee Bisson, NPCA’s Community Engagement Manager. “We are very proud to have seen an increase in our number of volunteers, as residents across the Niagara Peninsula watershed felt empowered to make a difference together. We look forward to what 2019 will bring.”

In addition to the awards, the evening featured another 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.

The following were recognized with the Award of Merit:

  • Youth Award: Sebastian Carter
  • Individual Award: Darren Platakis
  • Group Award: Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
  • Organization Award: GM St. Catharines Propulsion Plant


“We encourage residents across the watershed to get involved with us in 2019, so that they too can join us at next year’s Awards,” added Bisson. “The incredible work and achievements of our volunteers deserves to be celebrated and this event gives us the opportunity to promote the significant impact of their efforts.”

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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 retaining 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.

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Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist
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