NPCA logo on giant banner at Conservation Awards



Whether it is assisting with ecological monitoring, helping at annual events, or initiating tree planting projects, the commitment and effort of 942 volunteers help make the Niagara Peninsula watershed a better place to live.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) looks forward to hosting the 28th Annual Conservation Awards, where it will celebrate and highlight the numerous volunteers who give of their time, energy, and resources, and are incredibly important to the organization’s ability to complete its work.

“Our volunteers and partners are at the heart of the great work that was accomplished this past year,” says Kerry Royer, NPCA’s Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “These citizen scientists, retirees, individuals, and
community groups contributed a total of 8,548 hours, and their selfless commitment deserves to be celebrated.”

This year’s event will feature six guest speakers, who will share short stories from their personal experiences as volunteers. To inspire others to get involved, or continue their existing contributions to the environment, the following guest
speakers will be the highlight of the evening:·

  • Jane Gadsby- Eco-Defenders
  • Brett Harrington- Glanbrook Conservation Committee projects
  • Franki Goforth- Backyard monarch butterfly project
  • Howie McRae & Mark Piwkowski- Special projects at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
  • Martina Tepavcevic- Co-op placements and volunteering

“Each one of these volunteers has played an incredible role in the success of our events, the beautification of our sites, and in our ability to provide creative and engaging programs and services,” adds Renee Bisson, NPCA’s Community Engagement Manager.

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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.

Questions related to the above release should be directed to:

Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist
Mobile: 905-650-4027