Nature Canada

Nature Canada’s Volunteer of the Year for 2020 is John Balga

Nature Canada is pleased to award John Balga with the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication to the Save our Swallows work!

Each year, Nature Canada honours an outstanding volunteer that has dedicated their time and talents to help reach national conservation and advocacy goals through Nature Canada or one of our partner organizations. The Nature Canada Volunteer of the Year Award is our ode to the hard work and dedication that these amazing individuals put into protecting nature on their own time.

John Balga has contributed invaluably to many aspects of this work, including providing valuable advice to the development of our best practices, contributing to our blog, facilitating our relationship with the Ontario Purple Martin Association and reliably monitoring the Pelee swallow roost for three years in a row!! Thank you for all of your excellent work!

About Save our Swallows

From habitat loss and pet predation to increased usage of chemicals and climate change, humans have played a significant role in the loss of our cherished swallows. However, we at Nature Canada are not giving up on these migratory birds.

Our Save our Swallows campaign will build a solid foundation for conservation by working with different groups – farmers, researchers and naturalists, to help understand and address specific issues regarding each of Ontario’s swallow species.

You can find more information on how you can help here.

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Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.