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GRCA gives out awards, scholarships and grants

Awards - The Grand River Conservation Authority gave out awards and grants on Oct. 19. LEFT: GRCA CAO Joe Farwell, Stuart Wright and GRCA vice chair Chris White. CENTRE: Lorna Crozier of Communitrees and GRCF chair Robin-Lee Norris. RIGHT: Betsy and Jack Benham of Arthur Trails and Norris. Submitted photos

GRCA gives out awards, scholarships and grants

CAMBRIDGE - Local people and groups were recognized for their environmental efforts at the Grand River Watershed Awards and Special Recognition event on Oct. 19.

The evening was jointly organized by the Grand River Conservation Authority and the Grand River Conservation Foundation.

Stuart Wright, a soil conservation leader from Kenilworth, received a 2017 Grand River Watershed Award.

Wright has made an outstanding environmental contribution through involvement in the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), said officials.

Grants

Community Conservation Grants are provided to support environmental projects being undertaken by community groups and elementary schools.

The $500 grants are going to these local groups:

- Arthur Trails Group, for native shrubs planted along the newest trail in Wellington North, the 12km West Luther Trailway; and

- Communitrees, Fergus,  for native trees and tree seedlings that were planted along the Elora Cataract Trailway

November 10, 2017

 
 

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