Thursday, November 8, 2012

Important Bird Area Caretaker Receives Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Lori Wilson, Important Bird Area Caretaker for Reed Lake IBA in Saskatchewan, received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award last month in a ceremony in Regina to recognize the province's remarkable volunteers.

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston presented Lori with the Caring Canadian Award at a special event that formed part of Their Excellencies’ visit to Saskatchewan. 

Among her many achievements, Lori has cared for and protected Reed Lake Important Bird Area as an Important Bird Area Caretaker. She is an active member of the conservation and naturalist community in Saskatchewan, acting as Director for Nature Saskatchewan. You can find out more about Lori’s work as an IBA Caretaker from our blog series that focuses on the people and places behind the Important Bird Area program in Canada.

The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award recognizes the unsung heroes who volunteer their time to helping others and building a more caring nation. 

From everyone here at Nature Canada, we'd like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Lori!