Saanich recognizes environmental leaders: call for nominations

April 2, 2019

Media release
For immediate release

Saanich, BC – Every spring Saanich calls on its residents to recognize environmental leaders in the community. Councillor Rebecca Mersereau, Chair of the Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee, is pleased to announce nominations for the 2019 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’s Environmental Awards, now in their 19th year, recognize the individuals, organizations, and businesses in our municipality going above and beyond to do their part for this important cause,” said Councillor Mersereau. “Their voluntary, community-minded efforts complement Saanich’s environmental programs and policies in areas that include climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, waste dedication and water management.”

Saanich has honoured past award recipients for their efforts in environmental stewardship and leadership recognizing local efforts in environmental conservation and sustainability. Recipients have been involved in projects such as invasive species removal, the development of sustainable food systems, environmental education and awareness, native plant propagation, waste reduction and conservation on private property.

Business awards have been given, so far, for sustainable developments and energy efficiency programs. Playfair, Bow, Brodick, and Beckwith Parks as well as Goward House Woodlands and Rithet's Bog are a few of many locations around Saanich where award-winning stewardship work has taken place that the public can visit.

“Recognizing these outstanding contributions to our community and future generations is an important part of celebrating success, inspiring others and acknowledging that together, we can do more,” Said Councillor Mersereau.

The deadline for nomination submissions is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 2019 Saanich Environmental Awards will be presented at the June 17, 2019 Council meeting in Council Chambers.  

The nomination form and information about past recipients are available at


Media contacts:
Councillor Rebecca Mersereau
Chair, Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee 

Adriane Pollard
Manager of Environmental Services