Amhersts Danny Ripley (second from left) was recently rewarded for the work he has done to enhance brook trout habitat. Trout Nova Scotia honoured five volunteers and conservation officers from across the province at their annual awards dinner held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sackville, Nova Scotia. The award winners are: David Cameron (left), Ripley, Benedict Tony, President of Trout Nova Scotia Lyle Goldberg, Richard Young and Vincent Smith. Submitted
SACKVILLE, N.S. - Trout Nova Scotia honoured five volunteers and conservation officers from across the province at their Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction held June 6 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sackville, N.S.
In its fourth year, the awards dinner honours Nova Scotia volunteers and conservation officers who protect our valuable trout waters through habitat restoration work and enforcement.
"Trout Nova Scotia recognizes the importance of honouring our volunteers who spend endless hours restoring habitat on our watersheds. Their efforts have resulted in bringing back a number of healthy wild trout populations to our rivers and streams," said Trout Nova Scotia President Lyle Goldberg.
"It is also important to honour the hard work of our provincial and federal conservation officers. We believe their tenacity in apprehending and prosecuting trout poachers will serve as a deterrent to others who feel it is their inherent right to take more than their legal limit of fish," Goldberg said.
This year's dinner raised over $7000 in support of projects that promote trout research and the protection of trout and trout habitat throughout Nova Scotia.
Trout Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization, which advocates for improved and sustainable trout habitat throughout the province .