Environment Canada Recognizes Cobourg Volunteers for 40 Years of Service

“This provides an excellent opportunity to recognize our climate observers who voluntarily collect climate information that enhances our weather research capabilities,” said the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada. “These volunteers make a significant contribution to all Canadians. Their work plays a vital role in our understanding of climate patterns that affect both our economic activities and everyday lives.”

The employees take two daily readings of temperature and precipitation, as well as notes on the general characteristics of the weather at this station.

“Volunteers like these have been observing the climate of Canada since 1840. These reports, combined with other data, are invaluable as they help create a record of the climate of Canada,” said Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West in Ontario.

Each year, Environment Canada recognizes individuals, families and organizations who have reached milestones for years of continuous excellence in service as co-operative climate observers.

For more than 40 years, the employees of the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Plant have braved the Ontario weather to collect daily climate information for Environment Canada’s weather service. These employees are co-operative (volunteer) climate observers, and are receiving an Award of Merit from Environment Canada.

“This provides an excellent opportunity to recognize our climate observers who voluntarily collect climate information that enhances our weather research capabilities,” said the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada. “These volunteers make a significant contribution to all Canadians. Their work plays a vital role in our understanding of climate patterns that affect both our economic activities and everyday lives.”

The employees take two daily readings of temperature and precipitation, as well as notes on the general characteristics of the weather at this station.

“Volunteers like these have been observing the climate of Canada since 1840. These reports, combined with other data, are invaluable as they help create a record of the climate of Canada,” said Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West in Ontario.

Each year, Environment Canada recognizes individuals, families and organizations who have reached milestones for years of continuous excellence in service as co-operative climate observers.