The Meewasin Conservation Award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of the resources of the Meewasin Valley.

Criteria for the award are as follows:

  1. Has demonstrated a persistent commitment to the conservation of heritage resources.
  2. Has been active in community organizations and in work aimed at conserving these resouces in the Meewasin Valley over a significant period of time.
  3. Has shown leadership and inititative in spreading knowledge of resources and promoting a conservation ethic in the community.
  4. That the recipient fulfills at least one of the two categories: Education of conservation, Advocacy towards conservation.

Recipients:

MAUREEN DUWORS, 1985
EWEN COXWORTH, 1986
MARY GILLILAND, 1987
STAN ROWE, 1988
JIM SLIMMON, 1989
ANN COXWORTH, 1990
PAT ADAMS, 1991
FRANK ROY, 1992
GORDON SILVERSIDES, 1993
JIM WEDGEWOOD, 1994
JUDITH BENSON, 1995
MARY HOUSTON, 1996
JUDY MONTGOMERY, 1997
LYNN OLIPHANT, 1998
BERNIE GOLLOP, 1999
GARTH NELSON, 2000


Melanie Elliott, 2001

Melanie works for Environment, Science and Technology - Community Programming in the Extension Division at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Anna Leighton, 2002

Anna was born in the U.S.A. and acquired Canadian citizenship in 1995. She is a University of Saskatchewan graduate with a Master of Science majoring in biology.
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Peggy Sarjeant, 2003

Peggy has taken leadership in encouraging public interest in the history of Saskatoon city and district for well over 30 years.
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Stan Shadick, 2004

Stan has taken leadership in encouraging public interest in conservation for well over 40 years.
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Claire Bullaro, 2005

Following her arrival to Saskatoon in 1971, Claire volunteered in community associations, Home & School Association, and Scouts committees.
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Peter Jonker, 2006

Peter came to Saskatoon in 1989 and has immersed himself in numerous projects and activities that promote a greater understanding, appreciation and support of wildlife.
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Ken Marland, 2007

Ken taught school for 30 years and was involved with Meewasin and its programs as an extension of his role as a teacher and community volunteer.
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Sue Barrett, 2008

Sue has been active in in Saskatoon heritage organizations for more than 30 years. Her interest in built heritage has led to public awareness of the rich heritage resources in the city, and ensures their preservation for future generations.
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Michael Williams, 2009

Michael wants to pass on to others what he has learned with the hope that he instills in them some of his enthusiasm for the natural world, the need for conservation, and the need for decision makers to make the right environmental choices.
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Sara Williams, 2010

Sara was the inspiration behind the first “Gardenscape” event in Saskatoon.
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Greg Fenty, 2011

Volunteering in many capacities as a naturalist, as a teacher and as a runner promoting the natural and cultural resources of the South Saskatchewan river valley, Greg is an excellent choice for Meewasin’s Conservation Award for 2011.
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Louise Jones, 2012

Louise is a volunteer with the Northeast Swalewatchers, and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s Water Issues Committee.
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Bert Weichel, 2013

Bert has been actively volunteering in promoting environmental sustainability for the past three decades. He has served on the board of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society since the 1980s...
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Paul Hanley, 2014

Beginning in 1989 as a freelance writer with a focus on environmental issues, Hanley’s column on the environment has run every week in the Star Phoenix for 25 years...
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Dr. C. Stuart Houston, 2015

Meewasin is honoured to have Dr. Houston as the recipient of the 31st Meewasin Conservation Award, an award his wife Mary Houston received in 1996.
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Joanna Miller, 2016

Joanna Miller was a leader in keeping Saskatoon's river valley for public access, and the ultimate creation of the Meewasin Valley Authority.
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