Environmental lawyer Alan Scarth is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Manitoba Bar Association.
Scarth led legal proceedings on the Rafferty-Alameda Dam in Saskatchewan, which generated the first environmental assessment law in Canada.
He also helped develop he Cooperatives Act, and was counsel to the province on the Garrison Diversion.
He co-founded Fort Whyte Alive and he was made member of the Order of Canada in 2001.
Scarth was honoured Friday at the MBA Mid-Winter Conference. Last year’s distinguished service recipient was Honourable Justice Marshall Rothstein.