Campbell River’s environmental ambassadors are getting recognition.

Each year the city celebrates their work in protecting and enhancing, green spaces as part of the Environmental Stewardship Awards program.

Mayor Andy Adams says we’re very fortunate to have so many dedicated stewards who have continued to plant and restore our natural areas.

“They are exemplary role models, and the whole community benefits from their work and leadership,” he added.

As part of this year’s program, individuals, groups, businesses, industry representatives and youth were eligible for recognition under three stewardship categories. 

Stewards who were recognized in these categories:

  • Miles Toelle – Recipient for the Habitat Protection / Creation category
  • Braden Majic – Recipient for the Youth Special Recognition category
  • Ed Silkens – Recipient for the Environmental Excellence category

 Previously, the annual recognition ceremony has been held at the Haig-Brown House as part of Haig-Brown Fall Festival. 

But with provincial health prohibitions on large gatherings, the city’s 19th Annual Stewardship Awards ceremony took place at a safe distance and was live-streamed on Sept. 27 from the Tidemark Theatre.

 To see the ceremony and a photo selection of past festivals and nature projects, click visit the City of Campbell River’s Facebook page, or YouTube.