Ken Hall has claimed one of Conservation Halton’s top awards for 2013.
The organization held its 32nd annual Conservation Halton Awards presentation last week. The awards are presented to people and organizations that make outstanding contributions to conservation in the Halton watershed, which includes Halton, Peel, Hamilton and Puslinch.
Hall, a Dundas resident, was one of the founders and key players in establishing the Bay Area Restoration Council and has, for the last 20 years, been the one constant in maintaining the existence and longevity of the Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre. Since his retirement in 1989, Hall has devoted his time to public education on the environment and the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.
During his professional career, Hall worked as a teacher and principal in both the elementary and secondary school systems.
He played a key role with the Hamilton Naturalists Club in the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan, and was a member of the Fish and Wildlife Habitation Restoration Committee that built the fishway into Cootes Paradise.
Hall has a passionate love for the Niagara Escarpment and has spent decades promoting its protection and awareness.