It is with great pride that the Long Point Biosphere Reserve congratulates our President, Rick Levick, for winning the Ontario Nature Ian Shenstone Fraser Memorial Award for his contributions to reducing wildlife road mortality and his work on the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project. Rick was nominated by the Norfolk Field Naturalists.
Ontario Nature’s Conservation Awards recognize excellence by honouring the work of individuals, groups, government agencies and corporations to protect wild species and wild spaces in Ontario.
Community involvement defines Ontario Nature’s character and approach. Together with their member groups and individual members, they are protecting and enhancing our natural legacy for future generations.
In accepting the award, Rick said:
“In my 40 year in public relations and marketing, I’ve always made sure that my clients, in this case, the critters that crawl, slither and hop across the Long Point Causeway, get all of the attention and accolades.
While this award recognizes one individual, the success of the Causeway Project involved many people and organizations working together for more 10 years to make our conservation vision a reality.
Those people include the members of the Steering Committee, the staff at our funding agencies, County staff, several local contractors, the consulting engineers and those poor students who were hired for the worst summer job in Ontario — recording, bagging and tagging road kill on the Causeway.
And it is with all of those people in mind that I am pleased to accept this recognition from Ontario Nature.”
Congratulations Rick, on such well-deserved recognition!