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Do you know an environmental champion?

LSRCA looking for nominations for annual Conservation Awards 

Newmarket, ON – May 8, 2017 – We're on the lookout for environmental champions. They're not always that easy to find because they don't go around in capes and they don't do their good deeds for the recognition. Most of the time, we rely on others to tell us about their actions.

That's why we're asking for help. We want people to tell us about the wonderful heroes they know of that are doing things that make this watershed a better place to live. 

People like Eun Young Lee, from Newmarket, who retrofitted his dry cleaning business, Dry Cleaners Plus, with a new state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly process. Or Lefroy Harbour Resorts, for their environmental stewardship program. Or Karen and Wayne Rynard, of Uxbridge, who removed invasive buckthorn from their farm property and replanted it with tree seedlings.

If you know of people or groups that are working to improve the state of our local environment, let us know. Eligibility requirements and the award nomination form are now online.


  • Karen and Wayne RaynardKaren and Wayne Raynard
    Karen Rynard and Wayne Rynard (middle) received a Soil Conservation Award in 2016; Presenting the award was Uxbridge Deputy Mayor Pat Malloy, LSRCA Board Member (far left) and Innisfil Councillor Richard Simpson, LSRCA Vice Chair (far right)
  • Lefroy Harbour Resorts accepting the Water Conservation AwardLefroy Harbour Resorts accepting the Water Conservation Award
    Linda Ellergy, from Lefroy Harbour Resorts, recipient of a Water Conservation Award in 2016, with Innisfil Councillor Richard Simpson, LSRCA Vice Chair (left) and Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, LSRCA Chair (right)
  • Eun Young LeeEun Young Lee
    Eun Young Lee won an award in 2016 for updating his Newmarket dry cleaning process to an environmentally friendly alternative.

​​​​It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.


Media Contact:
Susan Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437

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