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