As your Region of Peel appointee to the TRCA Humber Watershed Alliance I am very excited to hear, and share, this news with you….
The Humber Watershed Alliance was recently awarded the National River Conservation Award of Merit for their service between 2009 and 2012 in protecting, restoring and celebrating the Humber River Watershed. They were acknowledged at the 7th Canadian Heritage Rivers Conference in June, 2013.
In order to earn this prestigious award, the Humber Watershed Alliance was responsible for:
∙ the installation of six additional CHRS plaques;
∙ heritage bridge inventory;
∙ watershed report cards;
∙ coffee table book and other book and magazine publications;
∙ the Shared Path project;
∙ habitat restoration;
∙ trail projects and community events to recognize local partners and accomplishments;
∙ helping to host the 2009 CHRS designation anniversary event.
National River Conservation Awards:
The National River Conservation Awards are presented at each of the Canadian River Heritage Conferences to recognize outstanding contribution of individuals and organizations in protecting Canada’s river heritage.
They are presented every three years to honour the achievements of individuals and organizations whom, through their hard work, dedication and perseverance have made a substantial difference to improving the ecological integrity of Canada’s rivers and lakes and ensuring their long-term protection.
Three of the four awards offered are the National River Conservation Awards of Merit. These awards of merit honour both individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to a specific heritage river project, or the national Canadian Heritage Rivers System as a whole, during the past three years. The award consists of a special inscribed eastern hardwood paddle made by renowned paddle maker John Bell. The CHRS logo and conference dates are burned into the paddles.