Conservation Awards

Do you know someone who has contributed to environmental improvements in the past year? If so, we want to hear about them! The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) is calling for nominations for its annual 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.

Nominations Deadline

Annual award nominations close on the second Friday of each December. The awards, presented since 1992, are presented at ERCA’s Annual Meeting each year in January.

The nomination form can be found online here: Conservation Award Nomination Form.

Award Categories
Youth Award: Recognizing 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.
Education Award: For excellence in ongoing conservation education programs or individual projects in schools, organizations, youth groups etc.
Volunteer Award: For outstanding effort in volunteering of time and services for conservation programs and projects.
Environmental Achievement Award: For programs or projects undertaken which have, in a tangible way, enhanced the region’s renewable natural resources – water, soil, flora and fauna.

See the list of past Conservation Award Winners.