Saanich recognizes environmental leaders: call for nominations

March 28, 2018

Media release
For immediate release


Saanich, BC – Councillor Leif Wergeland, chair of the Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce nominations for the 2018 Saanich Environmental Awards are now being accepted. Nominations will be considered in the following categories:

  • Individual Citizen
  • Volunteer Organization
  • Business
  • Youth
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Long Term Environmental Achievement
  • Sustainability

“Saanich encourages and invites individuals, groups and schools to submit nominations for the eighteenth year of the Saanich Environmental Awards,” said Councillor Wergeland. “These awards are a great opportunity to recognize the many deserving individuals and organizations that play a vital role in protecting the natural environment throughout the District. Protecting our natural environment is essential to maintaining the balance, wellbeing and livability of Saanich’s many diverse communities and neighbourhoods.” 

Saanich has honoured past award recipients for their efforts in environmental stewardship and leadership recognizing local efforts in environmental conservation and sustainability. Winners have been involved in projects such as invasive species removal, environmental education, native plant propagation, waste reduction and conservation on private property. Business awards have been given for sustainable developments and energy efficiency programs. 

Deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The 2018 Saanich Environmental Awards will be presented in June in the Saanich Council Chambers. The date is being finalized. 

The nomination form and information about past recipients are available at



Media contacts:

Councillor Leif Wergeland 
Chair, Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee  

Adriane Pollard
Manager of Environmental Services