At the age of 16, Jeff Howard has done more for wildlife than most people will accomplish in a lifetime. The teen, from Innisfil, Ont., is locally renowned for his involvement in everything from encouraging anglers to use lead-free tackle, to invasive species surveys, and loon and swan rescues.
Most recently, Jeff was honoured by CWF as the recipient of the 2008 Youth Conservation Achievement Award. Along with this honour, Jeff was also given the Education Award from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.
This year, Jeff is going to pick up where he left off volunteering in a stream stewardship project. Jeff’s motivation for his outstanding body of work is simple but inspiring: “Wildlife can’t help themselves, so someone has to help them and protect their habitats.”
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