Kingston – The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation (CCF) has selected the winners of this year’s Conservation Awards, which will be handed out during Forever Green Gala, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Officers’ Mess at Royal Military College in Kingston.
The Foundation administers the Conservation Awards to acknowledge the contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations to the preservation of the natural environment. The winners for 2017 are as follows:
Corporate Award: Utilities Kingston is being recognized for its innovative new technology which provides sewage overflow information on a real-time map to help residents make better informed decisions about recreational water use.
Community Award: The Kingston Field Naturalists are being honoured for their role in the preservation of wildlife, natural habitats and the stimulation of people’s interest in nature.
Education Award: Matt Saunders, aka ‘The Real Bat Man’ is being lauded for his long-term commitment to educating the public about the importance, as well as the myths and realities of bats.
Stewardship Award: Land Conservancy KFLA is being honoured for its role in preserving wild lands in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Counties, providing vital habitat for diverse plant and animal species.
The proceeds from the Forever Green Gala and donations through the foundation’s Partners in Education campaign support education and wildlife programs for young people at the Little
Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (Kingston) and the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (Brockville), helping to ensure that future generations will continue to value the natural environment.
The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation is guided by a volunteer board of directors representing a broad spectrum of the communities served by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.
Tickets for the 2017 Forever Green Gala are $125 (a charitable receipt will be issue on request) and are available by calling 613-546-4228 ext. 221, or by filling out the form at http://www.cataraquiconservationfoundation.org.
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