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November 19, 2018
Warden to present 10th annual Oxford Stewardship Award


Oxford County Warden David Mayberry will present a local landowner with the 10th annual Oxford Stewardship Award at the November 28 meeting of County Council. The award recognizes County landowners who have made exemplary contributions to the preservation and enhancement of natural features and areas, such as woodlands, wetlands, streams and meadows.

     WHEN:


Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Award presentation to take place at approximately 7:00 p.m.

     WHERE:

Oxford County Administration Building – Council Chambers
21 Reeve Street, Woodstock

     WHO:

David Mayberry, Warden, County of Oxford
Paul Michiels, Manager, Community Planning, Oxford County
Cher Sprague, Stewardship Oxford
Award recipient: To be announced

     NOMINEES:

 

Ian Matheson, Zorra Township
See the project profile.

Lynn and Leslie Sage, Norwich Township
See the project profile.

Mark Janssen, South-West Oxford Township
See the project profile.



Background

The Oxford Stewardship Award builds on the legacy of the former Landsaver Award, which was granted between 1982 and 2003 to recognize outstanding contributions toward the conservation of land, water and air by the farming community. The Oxford Stewardship Award recipient is chosen by Stewardship Oxford and the Oxford Soil & Crop Improvement Association from the previous year’s pool of applicants to Oxford County’s Clean Water Program. The Clean Water Program, administered by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, helps to fund the conservation and enhancement of natural heritage resources in Oxford County. In 2017, a total of 81 Clean Water projects were funded in Oxford County. This reflected over $439,000 in total project value and $115,000 in grants. Oxford County committed $70,000 to the program.

In keeping with the theme of celebrating and supporting local achievement, Oxford County is once again honouring this year’s Oxford Stewardship Award recipient with original artwork commissioned from a local artist. The 2018 award winner will receive a gift certificate from Oxford County watercolour artist, Paul Walker.



Contact

Donna Kemp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 | dkemp@oxfordcounty.ca  


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