Oshawa’s Friends of Second Marsh nominated for Durham Region environmental award

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Published September 11, 2023 at 10:45 am

The Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee is supporting the nomination of environmental group Friends of Second Marsh for the Dr. J. Murray Speirs Restoration Award.

The award, part of the Durham Environment and Climate Advisory Committee biennial awards program, “commends the work of those whose efforts have helped to restore the natural environment and support climate adaptation.”

Other awards in the program include:

  • George A. Scott Stewardship Award: This award is given to those whose efforts have helped maintain, protect, and preserve Durham’s environment.
  • Irene Kock Environmental Awareness Award: This award is presented to those who foster effective communication, share knowledge, and exhibit leadership in helping others learn about the environment and climate change.
  • Eric Krause Innovation Award: This award is presented for forward-thinking and innovative efforts to encourage positive change through plans, policies, or initiatives related to enhancing the environment and building climate resilience.
  • Jessica Markland Partnership Award: This award recognizes the co-operative efforts of those who strive to enhance the environment and promote sustainability by building partnerships with public and community interests, and businesses.

Nominations for the awards, which collectively recognizes individual and organizations that dedicate time to “promote, preserve, and enhance Durham’s natural environment, reduce greenhouse gases, and promote climate resiliency,” closes September 15.

Friends of Second Marsh was at Oshawa’s Corporate and Finance Committee meeting Monday to launch the organization’s Love the Marsh fundraising campaign.

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