Langley’s 2012 Environmental Heroes planted a tree in celebration of their award.
What’s the best way to celebrate an environmental award? Plant a tree, of course!
And that’s exactly what the winners of the 2012 Langley Environmental Hero Awards did last weekend as they celebrated local successes in preserving delicate Fraser Valley ecosystems.
Yorkson Water Stewardship Committee volunteer Natal Cicuto was honoured in the individual category for his work ensuring that the sprawling housing development along 80th Avenue in Willoughby did not negatively impact the nearby Yorkson Creek.
Deven Azevedo, a student at Langley Fine Arts School won in the youth category for work on a school composting program.
Heather Jenkins, owner of 1 Fish, 2 Fish seafood shop in Langley City took home the business award for her work with the Nicomekl Enhancement Society and her advocacy of sustainable fishing of wild fish stocks.
It was also the first year that a resident was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob Puls, a conservationist active in environmental efforts for more than three decades, and president of the Langley Field Naturalists.
For a complete list of nominees and runners-up click here.
The event, held at the Fort Langley National Historic Site on June 9 drew attention to 21 residents and businesses working to make Langley cleaner and greener. Nominations were accepted in three categories: individual, youth and business/organization. The awards were launched in 2006 by MP Mark Warawa.