The recipients of this year’s Stewardship Awards which were presented at the annual Haig-Brown Festival last Sunday.

City honours stewards of the environment

For a decade the city has honoured volunteers, groups and businesses who put forth tremendous efforts towards environmental excellence

For a decade the city has honoured volunteers, groups and businesses who put forth tremendous efforts towards environmental excellence. This year’s Stewardship Award winners are:

Air Quality: Guardian Chimney Services, for its long standing commitment to air quality and Burn It Smart education.

Pesticide Free: Elaine Jansen, the “Compost Diva” who is guiding the community by example through a Nature Works, integrated pest management planning process.

Water/Energy Conservation: Steve Woods, School District 72 Manager of Operations, for extensive lighting upgrades in schools, engineering studies and behaviour changes.

Habitat Protection/Creation: Tom Easton, a Simms streamkeeper who also volunteers on the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee.

Waste Reduction: Susan Black, Clean Living Initiative, for organizing a grass roots action to remove rubbish from city sidwalks.

Youth Special Recognition: 1st Willow Point Scout Group for its annual shoreline cleanup, cleaning the estuary by canoe, and trail cleanups.

Environmental Excellence: Morgan Ostler, a tireless spokeswoman for the environmental. She worked for the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee and chairs the Agriculture Plan Steering Committee and the Community Advisory Committee.

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