The Founder of Maple Leaves Forever, Ken Jewett, has been honoured with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Museum of Nature. The award recognizes Ken for his life-long and outstanding dedication to promoting environmental education on the importance of the native Canadian Maple through his foundation, Maple Leaves Forever.
“Through our Nature Inspiration Awards, we recognize each year an outstanding leader of the Canadian nature community with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s deserving recipient is Ken Jewett for his dedication to preserving the native Canadian Maple. For 20 years, the nature advocate and philanthropist has dedicated his time and financial resources to planting initiatives and environmental education about native maple trees. Through his foundation, Maple Leaves Forever, nearly 130,000 maple trees have been planted in Ontario, reinforcing the importance of native species to healthy ecosystems. Congratulations, Ken!”
– Museum of Nature on Facebook
The Nature Inspiration Awards recognize individuals and organizations that, through their work on specific projects, encourage Canadians to
- take an interest in natural history
- create links with nature
- contribute to the preservation of nature.
Nominees are assessed based on:
Must have demonstrated initiative in the fields of natural sciences, environment or nature protection at a local, national or international scale.
Must have used novel approaches in the implementation of actions or programs for the benefit of nature.
Must have encouraged other people or organizations to get involved for the benefit of nature.
Read more about Ken and the Award on the Museum of Nature website >