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Sturgeon Falls Conservation Officer Recognized

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Sturgeon Falls Conservation Officer Recognized

McGuinty Government Protecting Ontario's Natural Resources

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Bill Clark of Sturgeon Falls has been named the Ontario Conservation Officer of the Year for 2010.

The Ontario Conservation Officers Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources recognized Clark for his professionalism and dedication during his 30 years of service. He has been involved in uniformed, plainclothes and covert operations, and successfully led a multi-year investigation into fishing pressure on Lake Nipissing.

Clark is currently stationed in Sturgeon Falls in the ministry's North Bay District.

Quick Facts

  • Clark was also one of 76 officers who were awarded the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal in 2009.
  • Conservation officers are professional law enforcement officers trained to police standards. Their job is to preserve and protect the province's natural resources.

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“Conservation Officer Bill Clark is a worthy recipient of this important award which recognizes his extraordinary dedication. Conservation officers like Officer Clark play a vital role in protecting the province's natural resources and contributing to the safety and enjoyment of Ontario citizens.”

Linda Jeffrey

Minister of Natural Resources

“I was delighted to learn that Conservation Officer Bill Clark, a resident of Sturgeon Falls, is being honoured for his outstanding service by his peers. This is well-deserved recognition for over three decades of service in protecting Ontario's precious natural resources.”

David Ramsay

MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane

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