The 2017 Communities in Bloom Awards Reception took place at the McGregor Community Centre on September 27th, 2017. John ,Paul and Tim received a Special Recognition Award for Environmental Action on behalf of the OPMA. The award recognizes the Association’s work with purple martins in the Harrow and Essex community locations. The group has worked with the town of Essex and Communities in Bloom to monitor two purple martin colonies. Both sites now have purple martins. Congratulations to the members who maintain the sites! This award is for you.