Source protection committee honours Rowena Wallace for decade of service
After a decade of service as one of the agriculture sector representatives on the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC), Rowena Wallace has retired from the committee. At the November 22, 2017 committee meeting, SPC Chair Matt Pearson thanked her for her ten years of dedicated service and for her contributions to the work which has taken place to complete locally developed and provincially approved plans that add protection to municipal drinking water sources.
Chair Matt Pearson praised Rowena for her “passion for agriculture and protecting its place in our society.” The Chair said she has played an important role helping to set the policies that are reducing risk to drinking water today, and he said he learned a great deal from her.
In appreciation of her work, the Chair presented Rowena Wallace with a copy of Agriculture Today: A Portrait of Family Farms in Ontario by local authors and photographers Telfer Wegg, Bonnie Hogarth Sitter, and Fred Helwig.