Saanich recognizes environmental champions at the 2019 Saanich Environmental Awards
June 18, 2019
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Saanich recognizes environmental champions at the 2019
Saanich Environmental Awards
Saanich, BC – Last night, Councillor Rebecca Mersereau, chair of the Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee, presented Saanich Environmental Awards to several well-deserving members of the community.
“Saanich greatly appreciates the community's assistance in submitting nominations for those individuals, organizations, and businesses in our municipality that go above and beyond to do their part for our shared environment,” said Councillor Mersereau. “Their voluntary, community-minded efforts complement Saanich’s environmental programs and policies in areas including climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, waste dedication and water management, which are vital to the protection of the natural environment throughout the district.”
Awards were presented in the following categories:
Individual Environmental Achievement – Harry Drage
Volunteer Organization – Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team
Business – MAC Renovations
Youth – 10th Garry Oak Scouts
Biodiversity Conservation – Oluna and Adolf Ceska
Sustainability – Dean Murdock
Long-term achievement – Mary Haig-Brown
Past 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, among others.
More information about this year’s recipients is available at: saanich.ca/enviroawards.
Chair, Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee
Photo (attached): (left to right) Youth - 10th Garry Oak Scouts, Volunteer Organization - Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team, Business - MAC Renovations, Biodiversity Conservation - Oluna and Adolf Ceska, Individual Environmental Achievement - Harry Drage, Long-term Achievement - Mary Haig-Brown.