Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary

The Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary is offered annually to assist graduating high school students who will pursue post-secondary studies in a field related to the natural environment. One or more bursaries of $1000 will be awarded each year to deserving students from our area.

More information at Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary.
Past Recipients

Ontario Youth Summit Bursary

This bursary is offered to high school students in Lanark County and region who are interested in the natural world and who demonstrated leadership ability. The summit takes place on the 4th weekend in September. The bursary covers the registration fee, plus helps offsets travel costs if necessary.

More information at Youth Summit.

Champion for Nature Award

The MVFN Champion For Nature Awards were established to provide opportunities to acknowledge celebrate and congratulate the efforts of individuals or groups whether MVFN members or non members, who have been truly outstanding Champions for our Natural World in Ontario’s Mississippi River Watershed.

The MVFN Champion For Nature Award are awarded annually or when appropriate to deserving individuals and groups that have demonstrated their commitment to wildlife conservation through active involvement as volunteers, or professionals. Their actions have helped raise awareness and contributed toward the protection of our local natural heritage.

Past Recipients