Biodiversity Series wins award!

Posted: March 29, 2012 - 10:57 , by Antonia Guidotti

Last week, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects recognized the City of Toronto Biodiversity Series of booklets with their Service to the Environment award. The award is “In recognition of the recipient’s ongoing contribution in supporting sensitive, sustainable stewardship of the environment.”

OALA Service to the Envirnoment Award

OALA Service to the Envirnoment Award

As you may have read here before, ROM staff is involved in the writing of each of the booklets in the series. The Butterflies of Toronto was published last September while the Birds of Toronto was published in late 2010.

As the representative of all the volunteers and professionals that worked (and are working!) on the booklets, I was very pleased to be invited to the awards presentation on March 23, 2012. I joined Kelly Snow, City of Toronto Policy Planner and co-ordinator of the series, and Pat Viggiani, graphic designer of the series (now retired) in accepting the award.

Antonia Guidotti, ROM; Kelly Snow, City of Toronto; Pat Viggiani, City of Toronto (retired)

Fishes of Toronto has gone to printing and we shall shortly be seeing the Spiders of Toronto and Reptiles and Amphibians of Toronto. A few more booklets are also in the works and the Birds of Toronto is being updated. I am looking forward to seeing them all!

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