The Robert Allen Memorial Stewardship Award is presented annually to a resident on Three Mile Lake who demonstrates a commitment to good stewardship practices for the protection and/or rehabilitation of the shoreline environment and water quality of Three Mile Lake in the Township of Muskoka Lakes.
The recipient is chosen by the Three Mile Lake Association Board of Directors each year and the award is presented at the Annual General Meeting. The recipient receives a certificate and a $100 gift card to Hidden Habitat native plant nursery.
The Award was established by Muskoka Watershed Council in 2018 in memory of Muskoka native plant advocate Rob Allen, founder of Northway Gardeners Ltd and Hobblebush Farm Native Plant Nursery. Rob was a long-time supporter of MWC and its various initiatives related to native plants and native plant landscaping.
Rob studied Landscape Horticulture at the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, where his passion for native flora was reflected in his academic pursuits. For 40 years he promoted conscientious landscaping in Muskoka’s unique environment, and spent countless hours volunteering for many local non-profits, including Muskoka Watershed Council.
With this award, Rob’s legacy will live on by fostering an appreciation for Muskoka’s natural environment for generations to come.
- 2023 | Paul Voulgaris & Lesley Melliship
- 2022 | Kim Miyanishi
- 2021 | The Miyanishi Family
- 2020 | Sharon Robertson
- 2019 | The Corrigan Family