2022 Environmental Hero Awards Handed Out At City Hall

KAWARTHA LAKES-The 2022 Environmental Hero Awards were handed out at Town Corridor today.

The awards are a likelihood for residents to nominate environmental adjust-makers in Kawartha Lakes and provide interest to the remarkable operate they are accomplishing to support the setting in our group.

This calendar year there had been two winners of the Environmental Business enterprise Hero award and 4 winners of the Environmental Hero award. Please be part of us in congratulating our 2022 Environmental Heroes:

Environmental Organization Hero: Nation Cupboard, Fenelon Falls

Country Cupboard is a health and fitness and bulk food items store in Fenelon Falls that is committed to the atmosphere, waste-cost-free browsing and wholesome dwelling. State Cupboard strives to make primary a balanced way of life and possessing a favourable environmental effects quick for their local community. Julia Taylor, the proprietor, is a Fenelon Falls native and she’s been closely included in environmental initiatives in Kawartha Lakes for the previous 15 yrs.

Pay a visit to the Place Cupboard internet site to understand a lot more about what they have to offer.

Observe a shorter online video and hear from Julia about how Kawartha Lakes local community is supportive of the environment.

Environmental Business enterprise Hero: Rockwood Forest Nurseries, Cameron

Rockwood Forest Nurseries has been expanding trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, annuals and supplying other ‘green’ merchandise this sort of as mulch, soil and aggregates/gravel to residents of Kawartha Lakes and across the country for in excess of 30 several years. In 2022, Rockwood Forest Nurseries eliminated all pesticides linked to weed management, improved the overall health of their soil by applying worm casting, and minimized the nurseries water usage, all when offering residents and out of city customers with environmentally friendly solutions developed in an environmentally pleasant way.

Stop by the Rockwood Forest Nurseries web-site to find out much more about what they have to present.

Environmental Hero: Ann Adare

Ann Adare obtained many nominations for all of the great do the job she’s completed in excess of the previous year. Ann moved to the space total time in 2015. Due to the fact then she’s been actively concerned in the volunteer local community. She’s been liable for various initiatives that have aided shield our setting around the years. In 2022, Ann spearheaded and managed numerous initiatives together with the set up of kayak racks at Lock 32, the planting of 30 trees at Bobcaygeon Beach front Park, the maintenance of the Bobcaygeon bicycle share bikes, the start of the heritage going for walks tour, the completion of the Edgewood wall challenge and the set up of the 1st Level 3 Electric Car charging station in Bobcaygeon. Thank you Ann for all that you do!

Environmental Hero: Emily Harper

Emily Harper will work in early childhood instruction in Lindsay. In the course of Earth Week she expended the the vast majority of the week training her childcare young children about Earth Working day and why retaining a balanced earth and environment is critical. Instilling these vital values in the subsequent era is a must have. Thank you Emily for inspiring your childcare children to nurture and protect the all-natural surroundings close to them!

Environmental Hero: Richard & Sandi Gauder

Partner and spouse crew, Richard and Sandi Gauder, are on a mission to plant forests all all-around Kawartha Lakes. The Gauder’s launched the Plant a Forest initiative in 2019 at first as a way to harmony out their carbon footprint from a do the job excursion they took to Belize. The Gauder’s operate with landowners, farmers and conservation regions to assist build biodiversity on their land by planting trees and shrubs in bulk. They fundraise in the group to buy the crops and they arrange large groups of volunteers to help plant the trees and shrubs. Thank you Richard and Sandi for building Kawartha Lakes a greener area to dwell and check out!

Go to the Plant a Forest initiative website to find out much more about what they’re accomplishing and how you can get included by volunteering to plant trees or donating cash to invest in trees.

Environmental Hero: Wil James

Wil James is a Lindsay local that goes out of his way to manage teams of people to do litter and squander thoroughly clean-ups about Kawartha Lakes. Wil and his pals make Kawartha Lakes a cleaner spot to dwell. Thank you Wil for arranging these clean up ups and for inspiring the individuals about you to aid to preserve Kawartha Lakes gorgeous!

Winners received a certification acknowledging their contribution to Kawartha Lakes as Environmental Heroes, along with pink maple saplings from award sponsor Pineneedle Farms in Pontypool and gardening publications from Kawartha Conservation.

The winners of the 2022 Environmental Hero Awards had been honoured at the Might 9 Committee of the Whole assembly, if you skipped the conference, you can view it in full on municipality’s YouTube Channel.

The Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (KLEAC) is responsible for the awards and recognizes folks and organizations dwelling in Kawartha Lakes who have proven a motivation to improving upon the wellness of the environment.