MEDIA Release November 23, 2018

For immediate release November 23, 2018

Nels Conroy receives Latornell Leadership Award

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Each year at the Latornell Conservation Symposium individuals are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the conservation field. The Sudbury Source Protection Authority is happy to announce that Nels Conroy was one of four honoured with a Latornell Leadership Award at this year’s Symposium held last week in Alliston, ON.

Nels has contributed to the environmental field for over fifty years and has an extensive list of accomplishments. Nels started his career with the Ontario Water Resources Commission as an Aquatic Biologist researching the impact of uranium mining operations. He worked in management with the Ministry of the Environment and Energy before retiring as Vice President of Operations with the Ontario Clean Water Agency in Sudbury.

During his retirement, Nels took on the role of Chair of the Sudbury Source Protection Committee from 2007-2018. Nels was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Sudbury Source Protection Plan. Nels’ strong academic and professional background allowed him to act as mentor and leader for Source Protection Staff and Committee Members over the past eleven years.

Also recognized at this year’s Symposium were Shelley MacPherson (Rideau Valley Conservation Authority), Brian Denney (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), and Terry Murphy (Quinte Conservation).

Past recipients from the Sudbury area include Bob Rogers, Dr. Liette Vasseur, Dr. John Gunn, Dr. David Pearson, and Rheal Proulx. 

For more information on the Symposium and the Leadership award please visit: [1]


Madison Keegans

Source Protection Program Manager

705-674-5249 (x. 210)

Please see attached for PDF of media release and a media release from Conservation Ontario regarding the awards at the Symposium.

Source Protection Program media release

2018 Latornell Leadership Award Recipients




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