Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Bruce Mackenzie, retired HCA Director of Customer Services Honoured

At the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation’s annual Awards Gala held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, Bruce Mackenzie became the first individual to receive the Rt. Hon. John Turner Water & Environmental Leadership Award for an individual.

Bruce Mackenzie (right) with the Right Honourable John Turner (Left)
Photo by Bruce Harschnitz

“Bruce Mackenzie’s environmental accomplishments are almost too long to list. From securing 90 acres from nature sanctuaries within the NPCA watershed, personally rolling up his sleeves to help with restoration projects, and volunteering countless hours to the Hawkwatch event at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, Bruce has provided education and awareness, innovation and countless hours physically improving the environment.

It is a true passion for Bruce. Natural areas within the NPCA watershed are healthier, have grown and have improved thanks to Bruce’s efforts over many years.” – excerpt from NPCF Award Program.

The projects Bruce has been involved in and recognized for include: Vinemount Swamp Sanctuary, Save the Wood Lot Grimsby, Grimsby Wetlands and Grimsby’s Waterfront Trail, High school scholarship program for the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch, the 1st Annual Peach Tree Christmas Bird Count, Western Lake Ontario Important Bird Area Interpretive signage, and the Grand Old White Oak Woodlot Rejuvenation Project.

Bruce Harschnitz
Confederation Beach Park
Hamilton Conservation Authority