“Protecting Tomorrow Today” Award

The Ontario Parks Association has recognized the City of Guelph with the “Protecting Tomorrow Today” Award for its significant contribution to the betterment of parks and the environment in the restoration of the Town of Goderich. An F3 tornado touched down on August 21, 2011 and downed power lines, tore roofs off houses, and left cars and trees scattered along city streets.

City staff volunteered their expertise and assisted with clearing debris from streets, enabling service providers such as Goderich Hydro to make repairs and restore service to area residents. The City’s forestry crew worked tirelessly to safely remove damaged trees using aerial devices and tree climbing techniques.