The City of Coquitlam held its fourteenth Environmental Achievement Award celebration on Sunday, June 24 recognizing community volunteers who excel in the areas of conservation, public awareness, environmental education, habitat enhancement and sustainable living. In addition, the award recipients show initiative and leadership while volunteering for projects that have long-term environmental benefits for the community.
Hoy-Scott Watershed Society (HSWS) received a certificate of appreciation for the volunteer work that we do.
Representing the Society at the event held at City Hall, was the president, Robbin Whachell; director Lani Lehun; past director, Nathen Blower; longtime members Earl and Lilian Elliott; and newcomers, Steven Wang, and Leo Li.
"It's wonderful to connect with like-minded groups at this annual event and learn about the wonderful things others are doing," said Robbin Whachell. "It's definitely motivation for our team, and, while not everyone was able to attend, they are appreciated. It means a lot to be recognized for the effort we put in."
Below is a video produced by the City of Coquitlam showcasing local environmental groups.
For a full list of recipients, check out the City's press release HERE.