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Jun 19, 2020 Return to Headlines

Environmental Achievement Awards Announced June 22

by Kelsey Acres |

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 19, 2020 – Coquitlam will recognize the recipients of the 2020 Environmental Achievement Awards at the City Council meeting broadcast on June 22.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: www.coquitlam.ca/webcasts

Tune in to the Council meeting to learn about the Environmental Achievement Awards and the 2020 recipients.

2020 Environmental Achievement Awards:

  • Began in 2004 and held every other year to recognize Coquitlam’s environmental champions.
  • More than 20 local groups and hundreds of volunteers dedicate their time and energy to supporting the environment in many ways, from raising awareness and funds to hands-on activities such as shoreline cleanups, building pollinator gardens, hatchery work, invasive plant removal and more.
  • Twenty-two nominations were received this year, a record number.
  • Green Sprout category was added this year to recognize that environmental stewardship often begins at a young age.
  • 2020 categories:
    • Green Sprout – ages 3-12
    • Individual – ages 13-18
    • Individual – ages 19 and up
    • Teacher or educator
    • Group – school or youth club
    • Group – organization, service club, etc.
    • Lifetime achievement – volunteering for 20 years or more

Coverage opportunities:

  • View the webcast online.
  • For a copy of the speaking notes, further information about the recipients, or to arrange for photos or contact with recipients, contact Environmental Projects Manager Caresse Selk, cselk@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-3503.