• Bill Mason AwardRecipient 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 Canoe & Kayak Magazine Feature: HeroestheYear, 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

A young(er) Hap & Andrea on the cover of Explore Magazine

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