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Stewardship awards overhauled
The city’s environmental awards are up for a makeover.
The ten-year-old awards recognizes volunteers for their efforts to improve the health and beauty of Campbell River’s environment.
A proposal before council last night would change the nomination categories to promote “timeless environmental and conservation initiatives and increase awareness around current city priority projects,” says a report to council by Amber Zirnhelt, city sustainability manager, Ross Blackwell, land use services manager, and Terri Martin, environmental coordinator.
In addition, the proposed theme-based nomination categories may encourage the recognition of many individuals contributing in ways outside of the traditional environmental stewardship arena.
A call for nominations is advertised icy year in August and the awards are printed at the annual Haig-Brown Festival on River’s Day. This year’s celebration takes place on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Haig-Brown House from noon – 4 p.m.
the current Stewardship Award categories are:
- Development, Business and Industry
- Youth Individual
- Youth Group
- Water conservation (included in some years only)
The proposed new theme-based categories are:
- Air quality
- Pesticide free
- Water/Energy conservation
- Habitat protection and creation
- Waste reduction
- Youth, special recognition
- Other areas