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​​Healthy Community

The Healthy Community 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.​

The Healthy Community​ award was presented to the following recipients in 2019:

  • Brechin Public School (Brechin, Brock Township) – For planning, educating and leading the student body in support of various environmental initiatives.
  • Durham Shredders (Durham Region) – For promoting land stewardship and teaching riders about trail etiquette.
  • Eco-Guardian (Newmarket) – For promoting pure products for a clean future by reducing the impact of waste on the environment.
  • ​Noeline Burk (Newmarket) – For her leadership in attaining the Platinum Ontario EcoSchools certification and overseeing several environmental initiatives.
  • Ross James (Sunderland) – For collecting and providing over 25 years of in-depth handwritten notes on a wide variety of species living in the Beaver River wetland. 
  • Roy Alexander (East Gwillimbury, Newmarket) – For organizing community clean ups and educating people on respecting natural spaces.
  • Tanya Murray (Newmarket) – For raising the profile of outdoor and environmental education.​