Tri-Valley Conservation Awards of Excellence 2011 - Open for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 4th Annual Tri-Valley Conservation Awards in the Mississippi, Rideau and South Nation river valleys.

These important community awards recognize and celebrate the voluntary work of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our environment. Past winning projects have included tree planting, water conservation on farms, industrial innovation, municipal projects that protect water quality, teaching kids about the value of stewardship and many more. In the past three years, 36 prizes have been given to residents all over the awards area! In addition, the awards committee will now accept nominations from anywhere within an entire municipality which is at least partly within one of the three local Conservation Authorities.

Nomination forms are available online at, and and will be accepted until 4:30 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Winners will be announced and recognized at the Tri-Valley Conservation Awards Gala to be held at the Rideau Valley Conservation Centre in Manotick on the evening of April 18, 2012.