Our community programs help us connect with our neighbours and build a deeper local appreciation for the vital scientific, social and economic importance of our river ecosystems.

The 2019 River Award was recently presented to Melanie Baker Brown by the River Institute’s Board of Directors. Melanie’s involvement with the River Institute dates back to 2006 as a Board/committee member, donor, and advisor. Over the years, her vision for growth has helped support at least ten research scientists and associates via the Research Fellowship Program.

Melanie encouraged and supported the development of the RiverLabs branch, and she continues to challenge the Institute toward innovative thinking and progress. A true River Champion, she continues to advance our work and our cause in the community. All of us at the River Institute extend congratulations to Melanie Baker Brown on the 2019 River Award!

For more information contact:
Pam Maloney
Development Officer
613-936-6620 ext 240

The River Award is presented each year by the River Institute Board of Directors. The award recognizes an individual, organization or company that shows leadership in environmental awareness, conservation and respect for the St. Lawrence River and its watersheds. If you know of an individual or business that meets this criteria, please submit a nomination.

River Award recipients

2018 – Joe Belmonte

2017– Upper St. Lawrence Protection Network

2016 – Dave Merpaw

2015 – Kate Schwartz

2014 – Susan and John Towndrow

2013 – Dr. David Lean and Dr. Peter Hodson

2012 – Lydia Johnson

2011 – Walter Oeggerli

2010 ­– Henry Lickers

2009 – Elaine Kennedy