NEWMARKET, ON (November 19, 2018)
Four Leaders were recognized at this year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium for their achievements, impact and hard work within Ontario’s conservation sector.
The Latornell Leadership Award is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership accomplishments in the conservation field through work, career or volunteer experiences. They join a very select group of 99 recipients being recognized since 1999.
Recipients of the Leadership Award were honoured at a gala luncheon on November 15
at the Nottawasaga Inn just outside of Alliston, Ontario.
The 2018 Conservation Leaders include:
Nels Conroy, Sudbury, Ontario
– for his work as Chair of the Sudbury Source Protection Committee, protecting Sudbury and area’s source of drinking water
Shelley Macpherson, Manotick, Ontario
– for her work in the tough field of regulations enforcement which protects people and buildings from hazardous or vulnerable areas
Brian Denney, Collingwood, Ontario
– for his work promoting sustainability and a diverse range of innovative programs while Chief Administrative Office with the largest Conservation Authority in Ontario, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority
Terry Murphy, Belleville, Ontario
– for his years of work with Conservation Authorities (specifically Quinte Conservation) promoting education and stewardship in order to improve engagement in conservation among various members of the community.
“We’re very lucky to have such passion and dedication in protecting and advancing Ontario’s natural assets on our behalf,” said Scott Peck, Chair of the Latornell Conservation Symposium.
“As Ontario has grown and developed, it sometimes seems like an uphill battle when you’re working in the conservation sector. But these four people have made significant and important strides that will have an impact today and for years to come. For that, we thank them!”
For more information:
Jane Lewington, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Conservation Ontario