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Distinguished Achievement Award

This award is presented to individuals or groups for noteworthy achievements in innovation and/or leadership in the field of conservation. ​

2021 was the first year we recognized someone under this award category. The 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Steve Schaefer for being a leader in stormwater management.

Congratulations Steve​!


​Steve has over 30 years of experience in the management and leadership of land development related engineering from initial planning through to construction. He is considered a leader in stormwater management and has worked with several conservation authorities and the province to advance stormwater related initiatives on behalf of the development industry. Steve has been a strong advocate for the implementation of the Authority's leading stormwater and low impact development policies, evident from the countless examples throughout Lake Simcoe.

Past Award Winners include: