The Tri-Valley Conservation Awards is a program that recognizes voluntary efforts to improve the water environment of the three valleys. It is organized by the two Conservation Foundations (Mississippi Valley and Rideau Valley) and the three Conservation Authorities (Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley and South Nation) in our area.
Conservation Award Winners 2010
An informal and festive atmosphere, eleven of our fellow citizens and business people were recognized their outstanding voluntary contributions to the environment at...read the press release for more.
June 2010 — Wanted: Nominations for the Tri-Valley Conservation Awards!!!!
Nominations are being accepted in eight categories:
Deadline for applications is Sept. 8, at 4:30 p.m. download the 2010 Nomination Form (PDF).
For information, contact Charles Billington at
1-800-267-3504 || 613.692-3571 ext. 1124 or email@example.com
April 2010 — Third Tri-Valley Awards to be Held in South Nation Watershed
The 3rd edition of the Tri-Valley Conservation Awards Gala is still several months away on Oct. 20… but it’s time to start thinking about likely nominees.
Deadline for applications is Sept. 8, at 4:30 pm. Nominations are now being accepted in eight categories: Primary School (JK-Grade 6); Intermediate/High School (Grade 7-12); College/University; Agriculture; Community Groups; Individuals; Businesses; Municipalities.
Projects which nominees could be involved in include tree planting, water quality protection, shoreline stewardship, conservation education and advocacy, natural beautification and other activities contributing to the health of the watersheds. Partners in the awards are Rideau Valley Conservation, Mississippi Valley Conservation, and South Nation Conservation. This time out, the gala event celebrating awards winners will be held in the SNC watershed at the authority’s new conference centre in Finch.
Available for community functions, the centre is tailor-made for the awards night which will give SNC a chance to show it off to a wider audience, said board of directors chairman Ken Hill who’s also chairing the awards gala.
“The Tri-Valley Awards are gaining recognition and prestige as they go along,” Hill said. “It’s becoming a badge of considerable honour in Eastern Ontario environmental circles to win one. We’re delighted to be hosting the gala this year.”
Emphasizing that they’re a credit to their home municipalities and to the region, Hill underlined the high caliber of candidates, finalists and eventual winners of the awards over the first two years.
The tri-valley area covers more than 12,000 square-km, from Perth, to Bon Echo, to Pakenham, into Ottawa and east to Plantagenet, and south to Morrisburg. Close to 1 million people live in the combined watersheds.
For more information: Gord Shaver, SNC, 1-877-984-2948, ext. 296.
2006 — Susan O’Brien-MacTaggart and the Bobs and Crow Lakes Association
2005 — Eric and Cheryl Ruhs (North Grenville) and Brian and Less Billings (Balderson)
2004Monterey Inn Resort, Ottawa, Canada's First Carbon Neutral Company
2003Friends of the Tay Watershed; Honourable Mention to Lori Gadzala and Douglas Frosst
2002Environment Committee of Ottawa South and Muskies Canada (Ottawa Valley Chapter)(Shoreline & habitat protection along the Rideau)
2001 Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL) 10 years of environmental community leadership
2000 Mutual Association for the Protection of Lake Environments (MAPLE) Honourble Mentions: David Crowley (Lifetime Achievement)
1999 — Friends of the Jock River (Watershed Stewardship)