2003 Owl Award
Rod Trentham

Rod is one of those “quiet men” who work diligently in the background, often without recognition or praise, and for whom this award was created.

For the 1991 Nature Canada Conference organized by RDRN, Rod was a hands-on practical assistant for publicity and AV.

When problems arose in the early 1990’s and Board attrition reached high levels, Rod assumed the job of President, a job he was de facto already doing.

Rod stepped in for Michael O’Brien at several meetings, sometimes with less than a day’s notice, when Michael was becoming too ill to carry on.

After leaving the Board in 1997, Rod became our representative on the Eco-Trust Board, a group of corporate appointees who assess and select environmental projects for grants. He never missed an opportunity to educate that group about environmental issues.