Dag Sharman

Group receives eco-funds

The Summerland Environmental Group has received money through the B.C. Community Champion award for efforts in making the community a better and more sustainable place.

The Summerland Environmental Group has received money through the B.C. Community Champion award for efforts in making the community a better and more sustainable place.

The $2,200 cheque was presented on Friday.

James Taylor and Derek Nystrom, Grade 11 students at The Glenfir School, nominated the environmental group for the award.

Initiatives from the environmental group include offering professional advice to guide land use decisions, organizing Earth Day activities and starting an environmental club at Trout Creek Elementary School.

Throughout British Columbia, 15 recipients were recognized for their conservation efforts.

This is the fifth year the program has been in place.

In December, B.C. Hydro asked students from Grade 4 to Grade 12 to nominate a local not-for-profit organization for its environmental initiatives.

 

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