Last night (Jan 22) at the 35th AGM of Kawartha Region Conservation, LCVI Department Head, Jeff Droppo and the 2013 Gold Star Construction program were awarded the Community Partnership Award. This award recognizes volunteer-based, community, or organized groups who have successfully undertaken projects that contribute to a healthier watershed.

The ten Gold Star Construction students logged 2500 hours constructing 1150 feet of board walk with railings and created a wildlife look out. The Gold Star Program is a great opportunity for students interested in a future apprenticeship or summer job in in the construction trades. After completing their first semester, students may complete two senior level Construction Technology credits along with two Cooperative Education credits.

Congratulations to Jeff Droppo and the Gold Star Construction program!

The Kawartha Conservation is a watershed-based, non-profit organization established in 1979 by the municipalities within the watershed under the Ontario Conservation Authorities Act. For more information visit kawarthaconservation.com