Call for Nominations: Calypso Orchid Environmental Award

 Calypso Orchid by J Marko Dunn


Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the preservation or restoration of the Niagara Escarpment or Bruce Trail, or to the education of Niagara Escarpment / Bruce Trail users?


We'd love to recognize them with this year's Bruce Trail Conservancy Calypso Orchid Environmental Award.


Why the Calypso Orchid?


In the spring of 1956 Arthur Storey saw his first calypso orchid on a trip to Tobermory, the northern terminus of the Bruce Trail. Twenty years later Lloyd Smith commemorated the event by carving a diamond willow walking staff for him, including a likeness of a calypso orchid on the handle. In 1997 Arthur donated the walking staff to the Bruce Trail Conservancy, with the wish that an environmental award be established. The Calypso Orchid Environmental Award was established in 2000.


Award Details:


The Calypso Orchid Environmental Award is awarded to an individual, volunteer group, institution or company that has demonstrated a significant contribution to the restoration and preservation of the Bruce Trail and/or the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve, or significantly enhanced the education of users or potential users of the Trail and/or the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.


The recipient needs not be a member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Exemplary actions by the recipients can have either a direct and/or indirect effect on the Bruce Trail. Meritorious actions can be a single event or undertaken over several years.


The Calypso Orchid Environmental Award will be presented at the Bruce Trail Conservancy Annual Meeting in September.


Nomination Information:


Download the Nomination Form - Calypso Orchid Award (.pdf, 215.8 KB)


Submit your form by June 1 to info@brucetrail.org attn: Calypso Orchid Award

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