Ron Thiessen is the 2012 Manitoba Eco-Network “Protecting Our Earth” award-winner! The award honours significant contributions to the awareness and protection of Manitoba’s environment. Ron’s efforts to protect the largest and best marl lake in the world – Little Limestone Lake – and healthy wildlife habitat on the southwest basin of Lake Winnipeg – Fisher Bay – were rewarded this past summer when the two areas were designated as provincial parks. The parks protect the ecological integrity and maintenance of traditional activities in the areas and afford eco- and cultural tourism opportunities for the surrounding communities. Chief David Crate of Fisher River Cree Nation nominated Ron for the award. The award has recognized worthy Manitobans since 1990.
February 6, 2012