Recipient of the prestigious Bill Mason Award (National) for lifetime achievement in Canadian River Conservation, 2007
Recipient of the Natural Resources Council of America Award for Best Environmental Book 1994 :: “Voyages – Canada’s Heritage Rivers”, Breakwater, 1994, Washington DC. Presented by Al Gore.
Award of Merit, Cottage Life Magazine entry in 25th International Regional Magazine Association Awards, San Antonio, Texas, 2005 for General Feature: “Follow Your Bliss-ters”
Selected for Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s March 2009 special feature titled HEROES and described as a “C&K tribute to the dream-makers: 37 living icons who inspire us to stretch our limits, fight the good fight and get on the water.”
Award of Merit, Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, 2002
Environmental Literacy Award, Ontario Society for Environmental Education, 2002
Cum Laude Society (U.S.), Breck Chapter, for meritorious attainments, 1999
Case of Distinction, for outstanding and professional contributions to society, King City Secondary School, 2007 -Environmentalist of theYear, 1994, CITY PULSE NEWS
Ontario Historical Society short list forthe ‘Donald Creighton Award’,honouring”best book of biographyhighlighting life in Ontario” for latest book, “Grey Owl and Me” (Dundurn Press 2011)
Indoctrinated into the Century-old New York based Explorer’s Club as an International Fellow 2012
Member of Ontario Trails Council
Member of Writer’s Union of Canada
Co-Founder/board member – EARTHROOTS environmental group 1986 – present.
A young(er) Hap & Andrea on the cover of Explore Magazine