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Richard Rosenthal

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ERCA Searches For Conservationists Until Dec. 7, 2012

Posted November 8, 2012 @ 1:10AM

Do You Know a Conservationist?

ERCA is seeking for nominees for Conservation Awards
As the number of organizations and individuals committed to improving our local environment continues to grow, so too does the Essex Region Conservation Authority’s desire to recognize them. If you know of someone who has contributed to environmental improvements in the past year, we want to hear about them!  ERCA is calling for nominations for its 2012 Conservation Awards.  These awards honour and recognize those in the community who have made outstanding contributions towards improving our natural environment, and ultimately the health and quality of life in the Essex Region. 

There is a critical need for local environmental protection and restoration.  While the United Nations has indicated that at a minimum, at least 12% of any region must consist of natural areas, in the Essex Region, merely 8.5% of our local landscape remains in its natural state.  It is extremely important to recognize and thank all those who make a tangible contribution toward achieving this goal.  The annual Awards will be presented to individuals and organizations in three categories:

The Youth Awardrecognizes a youth leader who has undertaken habitat or conservation projects or activities and is a student in the elementary or secondary schools of our region.

The Education Award for excellence in conservation education programs or projects in schools, organizations, companies, youth groups, etc.

The Volunteer Award for outstanding effort in volunteering time and services for conservation programs and projects.

The Environmental Achievement Award for programs or projects which have enhanced the region’s environment.  In addition to individuals and organizations, municipalities can also be nominated for environmental achievements.

To submit a nomination, simply write a one page summary of the individual or organizational accomplishments that merit the receipt of the award, or contact ERCA to receive a nomination form.  Please be sure to include the category, name, address and phone number of the nominee, in addition to your own name, address and telephone number.  Nominations close on Friday, December 7, 2012.  The awards, presented since 1992, will be presented at ERCA’s Annual General Meeting in January 2013.

For more information on any of these awards, please contact Danielle Breault Stuebing at 519-776-5209 ext. 352.  Nominations can be faxed to 519 776 8688, or e-mailed to dstuebing@erca.org.

Nominations can also be submitted online or download a nomination form from our website at erca.org on the About ERCA page and click on ‘Conservation Awards’. 

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Essex Region. 

by Richard Rosenthal

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