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​​​​Conservation Champions

Evening of Thanks 2017 Cover.jpgIn 2007, the NVCA started an annual tradition of honouring its Conservation Champions at an Evening of Thanks. Many of the NVCA's projects, designed to protect and improve our water and land resources, would not be possible without our partners in conservation.

Who are Conservation Champions?

Champions are those people who go above and beyond their part in helping the environment. They have made a significant contribution to the health of our watershed. They can be individuals, community groups, businesses, municipalities or agencies. There is also a Young Conservation Champion category open to individuals age 19 or under.

What conservation projects are eligible?

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • environmental restoration projects

  • tree planting and forest management

  • environmental publications

  • environmental educational

  • donation of conservation land or easement

  • a financial contribution towards the purchase of conservation land or in support of an environmental project

  • implementation of environmental plans or policies

  • advocacy for the NVCA to stakeholders and decision makers.  

All projects must have been completed within the NVCA watershed (map).

How do I nominate a Conservation Champion?

Nominations for 2018 are open!  

It's quick and easy to nominate a conservation champion. Just complete the brief online ​nomination form​.

​Nominations close March 19, 2018.

Nominators are encouraged to submit supporting materials such as photos, newspaper clippings or project reports. Self nominations are be accepted. Current NVCA staff and board members are not eligible.

If you require a paper copy of the nomination form, please contact NVCA at


How are Conservation Champions selected?

Nominations are reviewed and evaluated by the Conservation Champions Awards Committee. Up to four Conservation Champions and one Youth Conservation Champion are selected each year.

The Evening of Thanks

Conservation Champions are honoured at the NVCA Evening of Thanks, which in 2018 will take place April 17 at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation.​ ​