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REMINDER: Send Us Your 2015 Latornell Leadership Award Nominations!

November 17-19, 2015 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre, Alliston, ON

Nominations DUE June 26th: Leadership Award

There is no longer a debate about whether or not climate change is happening but rather what actions we can take to navigate the new normal. This year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium will explore the climate change impacts we are seeing in Ontario’s watersheds as well as current and emerging best management practices that are underway or can be used to build environmental, economic and social resilience.

The Latornell Leadership Award recognizes exemplary and leading edge career or voluntary achievements in the conservation field either in a sustained record over an extended period of time, or through individual outstanding examples.

The Latornell Leadership Award reflects important characteristics of its namesake, Ontario Conservationist, Art Latornell which include:

  • instilling the value of conservation into the hearts and minds of young people to ensure a legacy of conservation in our communities; and,
  • ensuring that professionals and volunteers alike, who are involved in conserving natural resources, receive the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments.

Who Is Eligible to Be Nominated?

Any Ontario resident who has demonstrated leadership accomplishments in the conservation field is eligible for this award. Such contributions could be through work, career or volunteer experiences.

Examples of Activities

Contributions can include but are not limited to:

  • Conservation legislation/policy development/reform
  • Conservation innovation i.e. best management practices in forestry, agriculture, water technology/techniques/management
  • Habitat enhancement – restoration/rehabilitation projects
  • Conservation research/fieldwork/studies
  • Concepts in Sustainability
  • Environmental education/communications
  • Natural resource management/planning
  • Advocacy
  • Community organization

If you know an individual deserving of this award, please click here to learn more about nominating someone and to access the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted until June 26th, 2015.

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Building a foundation for the future
Tanya Kampherm Martin, Hydrogeologist, Regional Municipality of York & Latornell Steering Committee Member

"The Latornell Leadership Award is dedicated to the memory of A.D. Latornell and his passionate understanding that a healthy planet today is important to healthy generations in the future. It recognizes the importance of leadership in the areas of education, advocacy, research, inspiration, and action in maintaining and advancing environmental conservation in Ontario today. As one of the five recipients of the award in 2013, I was humbled by the accomplishments of the people with whom I stood. Looking back over the list of previous recipients, is akin to reading a history of environmental conservation in Ontario". READ MORE

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For more information:

Karen Anderson and Mario Maillet, Symposium Coordinators
Latornell Conservation Symposium
1-888-274-1364 ext. 4

c/o Conservation Ontario
120 Bayview Parkway
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 3W3

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