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2018 Conservation Awards

Celebrating Watershed Heroes​

Every day, caring and selfless people engage in positive environmental actions that contribute to a more sustainable and healthier watershed. They do it for no ​other reason than the fact that the​y​ care about the world they live in. They are heroes in the true sense of the word. On this special occasion, we take the opportunity to recognize their efforts and celebrate their successes. Their actions help clean up Lake Simcoe, restore the banks of our rivers and streams, improve the health of our soil, conserve our precious water resources and contribute to healthier communities.

Awards Celebration: October 16, 2018 | 6pm - 8:30pm at Mad​sens Greenhouse, Newmarket

Nominate a Watershed Hero

Do you know someone who is a Lake Simcoe Watershed Hero? Maybe their efforts are inspiring great strides in conservation education? Or their project will result in long term conservation benefits to the health of a community? Which youth have taken it upon themselves to do something profoundly impactful to preserve our environment? Each year, countless residents of all ages demonstrate their commitment to our region's natural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. Let's recognize their efforts and nominate them for an award.​

Nominations Open: April 3​, 2018
Nominations Close: June 15​, 2018


2017 Award Winners

​​​​Healthy Water


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​​​​Ernie Crossland Young 



​​George R. Richardson 

Award of Honour




Award Categories​

Healthy Water

The Healthy Water Award is presented to individuals and groups who have completed a project that improves, supports or protects the water quality in the Lake Simcoe watershed. Projects could include stormwater management, water conservation, streambank and shoreline restoration or stabilization, low impact development techniques and source water protection.​

Healthy Lands

This award celebrates improvement projects that help to support and protect natural heritage feature's​ including woodlands, wetlands and their functions; wildlife habitat; biodiversity and ecological restoration; soil erosion; and trail development.  

Healthy Communities

The Healthy Communities Award celebrates individuals or groups in our watershed who have completed a project that increases community connections and engagement through events, fairs and festivals; tree plantings; clean-ups and community programs. It also acknowledges significant traditional media or social media coverage; delivering innovative environmental programs or services; as well as sharing knowledge and information through campaigns.​

Ernie Crossland Young Conservationist Award

Awarded to individuals and groups that are 30 years of age or younger and are involved in a significant leadership role in a conservation project or with a conservation-based group or organization. ​

George R. Richardson Award of Honour

Awarded to one recipient only, each year, to honour and recognize lifetime environmental achievement.​