Last evening at Longwoods Road Conservation Area, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation FOUNDATION presented the $500 Bursary to Jillian Ball.
Jillian is currently enrolled in the agricultural program at University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. In Jillian’s words ” Helping my grandfather on his cattle farm I gained an interest in how agriculture affects the sustainability of our natural resource systems, which led to gaining a Nutrient Management certification through the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program…” While completing this certification we learned about the affect agricultural runoff has on nutrient levels in water. …I have also learned the importance of seeding and transplanting Ontario native grasses.”
Graduating secondary school students must be from schools located in Ontario, Canada, within the jurisdiction of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority in the municipalities of City of London, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, Municipality of Middlesex Centre, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich, Town of Lakeshore, Municipality of Leamington, Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, Township of Southwold, and the Municipality of West Elgin.
Eligible candidates must be a graduating student, selected by our committee, who will be pursuing post-secondary education in the field of environmental/
Preference will be given to the student who demonstrates community and/or school involvement in environmental and conservation issues. The successful student will be required to provide proof of enrolment in the intended program of study before the funds will be issued to them.