WHC Funded Program Wins International Award

Marsh Quest, a program that in 2010-2011 received a $3,000 grant from Wildlife Habitat Canada, was recently recognized at the Americas Region of the International Ramsar Convention.

Duncan Sinclair, the teacher at East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer who runs the Marsh Quest Program, accepted the $1,500 award for second place in the Schools Supporting the Wise Use of Wetlands. Wildlife Habitat Canada also donated pins, posters, mini prints, and luggage tags to Marsh Quest to distribute to students participating in the program.

marsh quest - pictureAnanda Tiega, left, secretary general of Ramsar Conservation of Wetlands, poses with East Elgin Secondary School teacher Duncan Sinclair following recognition of the Environmental Leadership Program at the Aylmer School. The International award was for the Marsh Quest Program for elementary schools hosted by the ELP students.

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