Nomination Guidelines

Each year, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority presents Conservation Champion Awards to individuals, community groups, municipalities, businesses, partners and agencies that have made a significant contribution to the health of our watershed.


What makes a Conservation Champion?

A Conservation Champion is a person, group or organization that has been involved in projects and initiatives such as:
  • Environmental restoration projects
  • Tree planting and forest management
  • Environmental publications
  • Environmental education
  • Donation of conservation land or easement
  • Financial contribution towards the purchase of conservation lands or in support of an environmental project
  • Implementation of environmental plans or policies
  • Advocacy for natural heritage protection
  • Promotion sustainable development and/or restoring watershed health
  • Advocacy for the NVCA to stakeholders and decision makers
  • And other conservation activities

The Awards

Five Conservation Champion Awards are presented annually:

  • Conservation Champion, Individual - Individuals who have worked on an environmental improvement project(s) within the NVCA jurisdiction.
  • Conservation Champion, Group - Community groups, businesses, partners and agencies who have worked on an environmental improvement project(s) within the NVCA jurisdiction.
  • Conservation Champion, Municipal – Municipalities or municipal committees who have worked on an environmental improvement project(s) within the NVCA jurisdiction.
  • Young Conservation Champion Award - Individuals 19 years of age or younger who have worked on an environmental improvement project(s) within the NVCA jurisdiction.
  • Conservation Partner Award, given to an organization that has had a longstanding relationship with the NVCA, and without whom many of the Authority’s programs and services would simply not be possible.
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