Larry Halverson national Nature Inspiration Award winner
Columbia Valley naturalist icon Larry Halverson is this year’s Canadian Museum of Nature Inspiration Award winner.
The Canadian Museum of Nature recognizes an outstanding leader of the Canadian nature community each year with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year’s deserving recipient Larry Halverson is being honoured for his life-long dedication to engaging people and creating initiatives that help save and protect nature.
Be it through his 38 years as a naturalist with Parks Canada, or as co-founder of the Wings Over the Rockies Festival in 1997, Larry has been committed to nature conservation and public engagement.
He has inspired numerous other bird and nature-based events across Canada and the United States. While never a formal fundraiser, Larry has helped raise millions of dollars for outreach programs through his kindness, humour and “just do it” attitude.