Cannington organizations and Sunderland resident recognized for environmental efforts

Two Cannington organizations and a resident of Sunderland were recognized by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) this week for their dedication to the environment.

At its 37th annual Conservation Awards ceremony on Tuesday (Oct. 16), the LSRCA paid tribute to 23 individuals, businesses and groups who are working in their communities to improve the environment. Among the winners were the Cannington and Area Historical Society, the Cannington Historical Society and John Nagy of Sunderland.

The Cannington groups received the Healthy Community Award “for their enthusiasm and hard work organizing a community tree planting event and a hands-on nature experience where a local school group participated in numerous stations learning about the environment,” reads a LSRCA release, in part.

Nagy, on the other hand, received the Healthy Land Award for planting 1,000 native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants on his property, according to the Authority.

“Each and every one of our recipients has made a positive impact on the health of our watershed, in their own community and collectively, across the entire watershed community,” said Aurora Mayor and LSRCA Board Chair Geoffrey Dawe during his remarks Tuesday evening.

“Tonight, we thank them, we honour them and we acknowledge that their actions are an inspiration for others.”

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