This award recognizes an outstanding contribution by a non-member (or group of non-members) in the cause of natural history conservation in the Ottawa Valley, with particular emphasis on activities within the Ottawa District.

2022 John Sankey For conservation efforts to improve local greenspaces, in particular the Hunt Club Creek. See citation
2021 Tammy MacKenzie For efforts in turtle conservation in Lanark County. See citation
2020 Daniel Buckles and Debra Huron For their efforts to preserve the Champlain Oaks. See citation
2019 Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust For their land preservation initiatives. See citation
2016 City of Ottawa For modifying habitat to aid hatchling Snapping Turtles at the Britannia Conservation Area. See citation
2015 Miller Paving Limited For land conservation at the Braeside Quarry. See citation
2014 Cathy and Paul Keddy For land conservation achievements in the Lanark area. See citation
2012 Biodiversity Conservancy International and the National Capital Commission For the sand dune conservation project at the Pinhey Forest in Ottawa. See citation
2010 Limerick Forest Advisory Committee, Friends of Limerick Forest, Grenville Land Stewardship Council, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville For the remarkable work performed by volunteers of the County and the Grenville Land Stewardship Council in making Limerick Forest a fine example of what an ecologically sustainable forest can and should be. See citation
2009 Meredith Brown For her outstanding contribution in the cause of natural history conservation in the Ottawa Valley through her work as executive director of Ottawa Riverkeeper. See citation
2008 Ken McRae For his exceptional efforts as a champion of water resources, concentrating on wetlands in the Ottawa area, while also monitoring other issues in Eastern Ontario and in provincial legislation. See citation
2007 Cliff Bennett For untiring work on natural history and conservation issues in the Ottawa Valley, and for helping educate the public on these topics through a long-running column in the Lanark newspaper. Cliff is also an effective Coordinator for the Eastern Region of Ontario Nature (FON). See citation
2006 Madeline Kallio For her outstanding efforts on behalf of nature and conservation in the Ottawa region, and in particular for her work with the National Capital Region Wildlife Festival. See citation
2005 Friends of the Carp River For its efforts over many years to protect and restore the ecosystem of the Carp River. See citation
2004 Barbara Barr For protection of natural areas in Ottawa through the regional and municipal planning processes. See citation
2003 Friends of the Jock For undertaking numerous projects to restore the health of the river
2002 Michèle André-St Cyr For her relentless work in preventing the death of turtles along the highways of southeastern Ontario by establishing “Turtle Crossing” signs, and for her efforts in educating the public about turtles
2001 Land Preservation Society of the Ottawa Valley For its unrelenting and ultimately successful struggle to save Gillies Grove, Arnprior
2000 David Miller For work as an environmental planner with the city of Ottawa
1999 Friends of Petrie Island For remarkable efforts in working towards protection of a significant natural area
1998 Jean Langlois For effective leadership and guidance of the Ottawa Valley chapter of CPAWS
1997 Natural Heritage Information Centre For careful and comprehensive ongoing recording of the province’s natural features
1996 J. Gordon Nelson For thirty-five years of dedicated work and for preservation of parks and protected areas
1995 Kit Chubb and the Avian Care and Research Centre For dedication to avian rehabilitation
1994 Goulbourn Environmental Advisory Committee For rejuvenating the Richmond Sewage Lagoons as a wetland conservation area
1993 Donna Wilson For organizing pupils of two schools to be guardians of Mud Lake in Britannia
1992 Kanata Lakes Natural Environment Area For working to protect hundreds of hectares of South March Highlands