AGM and Annual Awards

AGM and Annual Awards

All photos – Copyright: Mark Buchanan 2024

Lambton Wildlife held our Annual General Meeting at the Dante Club on April 27. Thank you to everyone who attended, to all of the volunteers who made the event possible, and to both the incoming and outgoing board members!

We also had the pleasure of presenting two very special awards: the LWI Meritorious Service Award to Mike Kent, and the Environmental Award to Golden Alexanders Native Plant Nursery.

Mike Kent is Sarnia’s very own eco warrior and this year’s meritorious service award winner. Mike has been involved in Lambton Wildlife for many years and has been leading our Young Naturalist program for the last 8 years. During that time he was also serving as a board member and co-president in 2020. His talent and skills were instrumental in helping our organization pivot to online activities during Covid,  such as our online AGM in 2020 and in subsequent years. He fell into the role of “tech consultant.” He has been a facilitator for new ideas and led the Diversity and Inclusion committee and was instrumental in the development of land acknowledgements. He has also been our longest term administrator for Facebook postings. Mike works as a team member to help organize both our indoor and outdoor events and by leading the Young Naturalist program he has been able to reach more than 120 families in Sarnia Lambton.  A team organizes Lambton Wildlife events each year but the printed brochure is Mike’s creation.  

Mike is a tireless advocate for nature, a man with countless interests and enthusiasm for all he does.  Lambton Wildlife is happy to recognize Mike for his positive impacts on our club, on young people interested in nature, and on our local nature community.

Golden Alexanders propogates and sells plants that are native to Lambton County. As awarness of the benefits of native plants grows, it is important for local landowners and stewards to have access to both plants and plant knowledge. Nick, Cheryl, Erica, and Ruby offer hundreds of ferns, trees, vines, shrubs, grasses, and forbs that both provide much-needed wildlife habitat in our region and beautify our landscape. Their website and Facebook page provide a wealth of information to anyone who wants their gardening efforts to make a difference to wildlife. If you see Prairie Smoke and Butterfly Weed proliferating in yards and gardens, it is very likely to be thanks to the hard work of the Golden Alexanders team. Lambton Wildlife is pleased to recognize their work to promote native plants and support of biodiversity in Lambton County.”

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