Niagara Escarpment Commission

Niagara Escarpment Commission

April 14, 2009 10:00 ET

Canadian Artist and Naturalist Robert Bateman Receives Niagara Escarpment Lifetime Achievement Award

ALTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) - Renowned Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman receives the Niagara Escarpment Commission's Niagara Escarpment Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, April 16.

Presented by former Ontario Premier Bill Davis and Niagara Escarpment Commission Chair Don Scott, the award recognizes Robert Bateman's outstanding contributions to the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.

"Robert Bateman has been a steadfast supporter of the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) since its establishment during the Bill Davis government," said NEC Chair Don Scott. Special guests will be on hand including Hamilton Mountain MPP Sophia Aggelonitis on behalf of Minister of Natural Resources the Hon. Donna Cansfield; Bruce Trail Conservancy Executive Director Beth Kummling; and, Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones.

"As a Niagara Escarpment Commissioner from 1973-1985, an early and lifelong champion of the Bruce Trail, Canada's longest footpath, and a devoted advocate of conservation and land preservation, he inspires the Niagara Escarpment Commission to continue in its work of conserving the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve for future generations of Ontarians."

The biennial Niagara Escarpment Achievement Award series recognizes individuals and groups for outstanding accomplishments ranging from exceptional design/landscaping in keeping with the tenets of the Niagara Escarpment Plan, leading examples of community efforts in environmental restoration projects, and lifetime achievement for contributions to the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.

DATE: Thursday, April 16, 2009
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Millcroft Inn (River Room)
55 John St.
Alton, Ontario

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