Corey Lewis : Environmentalist of the Year – 2001

Corey Lewis was recognized as a determined crusader against toxic and illegal dumping and a defender of natural areas especially in the upper Stoney Creek region and the east-end of the City of Hamilton.

Corey has been the driving force behind the protection of 87-Acre Park within the Vinemount Quarry Environmentally Significant Area. There have been a number of issues at the park that have required knowledge of natural history and environmental law, political finesse, strength of character and perseverance. For the past 15 years, Corey has worked diligently to raise public and political awareness of the need to protect natural areas and the environment. He truly represents the spirit and tenacity of the first Environmentalist of the Year, Dr. Victor Cecilioni.