The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) has awarded its 2020 Scholarships to three local students.
The conservation scholarship program rewards graduating high school students who are pursuing post-secondary studies in a conservation-related field and who have demonstrated high academic standing and involvement in environmental initiatives, SCRCA officials say.
In total, $2,000 was awarded across the St. Clair region this year.
Brady Grubb from Lambton Kent Composite School in Dresden was awarded the 2020 A.W. Campbell Memorial Scholarship.
Grubb, who recently won the Dr. Jack Parry Award as well, will be studying Environment Engineering at the University of Guelph this coming fall, SCRCA
Trevor McBrayne, also from Lambton Kent Composite School received the Tony Stranak Conservation Scholarship while Gracie Goodhill, a student from North Lambton Secondary School was awarded the Mary Jo Arnold Conservation Scholarship.
Both will also be attending the University of Guelph in the fall – McBrayne will be pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture while Goodhill has enrolled in the Food and Agriculture program.
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, students were presented with their awards by SCRCA Chair, Joe Faas at their residences.
“Although our presentations looked a little differently this year, it was such a delight to celebrate the recipients of the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority scholarships,” Faas said in a press release.
“The young people we have acknowledged today will be our future conservationists and will take an active role in the important environmental issues that face our region. We are happy to provide support to them as they pursue their post-secondary studies in the environmental field.”
The scholarships are made possible through trust funds established by the St. Clair Region Conservation Foundation and its donors.
The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is located in southwestern Ontario and includes the Sydenham River watershed and smaller watersheds draining directly into southern Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and northeastern Lake St. Clair.
The Conservation Authority implements programs to reduce the risk to life and property from flooding and erosion and promote water and land stewardship, forestry, wildlife habitat creation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation.
For more information, visit their website at www.scrca.on.ca.