The Award Winners
Dorothy and John Tiedje
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|Dorothy and John Tiedje
|Dorothy and John Tiedje of Lambton County have worked together for over 40 years to compile a complete inventory of all the vascular plants in Lambton County. During this time they have also been dedicated members of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. Dorothy served on the Board for many years, and as president for one term. They have been on the LWI President’s Honours list three times, and won the LWI Meritorious Service Award in 1999. As well, they have purchased land in the Ausable Valley to protect part of an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.
|Gloria McGinn-McTier has dedicated the last 6 years of her life to leading the effort to direct development in her neighbourhood in London in a way that would sustain the environment and ensure a livable community. She has also helped to lead the Urban League of London to enhance the quality of life in London by encouraging citizen participation in community and civic affairs, and by promoting, facilitating and initiating innovative projects that contributed to the community's quality of life. In 2003 she became founding Chair of the Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods, an umbrella organization of community groups throughout Ontario. At this level, she has worked to promote the awareness of urban issues and to further projects that enhance the quality of life for urban residents across Ontario.
|Stephanie Crocker of Mississauga established the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) in 2004 in collaboration with secondary school student, Jasmeet Sidhu. It is the first network of its kind in Peel Region. Stephanie has been successful in gathering youth to participate in conservation projects, such as PEYA’s annual Region-wide tree planting event and learning and networking opportunities such as the annual EcoBuzz Conference, and workshop series to help student build capacity and provide the support they need to complete conservation projects in their own schools. Stephanie’s work has the strongest effects on secondary school students in Peel as she is providing the support they need to complete environmental actions in their schools and ensuring they receive the recognition they deserve through award and scholarship applications. Ultimately, the whole school and community benefits.
|Peter Banks of Brights Grove in Lambton County has worked for more than two decades as a strong supporter of nature conservation activities in Carolinian Canada. He has given many years of effort to Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. He has been an absolutely critical person in the development of Carolinian Canada Coalition, most notably for his tireless efforts as a financial officer, board member and leader in the work to set up the Coalition as an incorporated charitable organization. Without his efforts, nature conservation in Carolinian Canada and the rising status of the Coalition would not be as promising as they appear to be today. In sum, Peter Banks is an exceptional volunteer who has devoted his life to long-term and visionary contributions to conservation.