Conservation Council announces 2013 eco-heroes

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Alma Brooks, CCNB’s 2013 award winner for Lifetime Achievement. Photo by Jonathan Hayes, film director at Berkley Films Ltd.

For Immediate Release

Fredericton – The Conservation Council of New Brunswick will present its annual Milton F. Gregg Conservation Awards in Fredericton on Saturday, April 27th.

The award for lifetime achievement will be presented to Alma Brooks, a Maliseet grandmother and long-time activist for the Wulustuk River, also known as the Saint John River.

Charles Theriault who uses the power of film to engage New Brunswickers on the threats facing our forest and people will receive the award for environmental activism.

The Taymouth Community Association will be recognized for their organization’s work over 10 years since they purchased the community school and transformed it into a centre of community capacity building, local economic initiatives and social cohesiveness.

The recipients will be honoured on the evening of Saturday, April 27th at the Conservation Council’s annual fundraiser and awards nights. This year, CCNB is excited to announce an Eco-Soirée with popular Acadian indie-folk trio, Les Hay Babies. The special event will be held at Memorial Hall, UNB, Fredericton, beginning at 7:30pm.

The Gregg Conservation Award winners are selected by CCNB’s Board of Directors from nominations submitted by their membership. The Milton F. Gregg Conservation Awards have been presented annually by the Conservation Council since 1981.

Tickets to the event are available for purchase online, at Conserver House (180 Saint John St, Fredericton), Westminster Books, True Food Organics or by emailing forest@conservationcouncil.ca.

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Contact: Celine Delacroix, Executive Director, 506 458-8747

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