Caledon’s 2013 Environmentalist of the Year
In recognition of their contribution to the stewardship of Caledon’s natural environment over the last 18 years, Caledon’s Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) has chosen the Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS) as the Environmentalist of the Year for 2013.
BDHS was presented with its award at the Town’s Volunteer and Citizen Achievement Awards ceremony on April 22, 2013 and was inducted into the CEAC Stewardship Grove on the Trans-Canada Trail in Caledon East on June 26, 2013.
Photo above L to R: Rob Mezzapelli- Area Councillor Ward 5, Adelle Leaney East - CEAC Chair, Brenda Heenan - BDHS Chair, Carol Good, BDHS Director, Richard Hunt - BDHS Director Environmental Projects, Patti Foley, Regional Councillor Ward 5
Since its inception in 1995, the Bolton & District Horticultural Society has partnered with other local volunteer groups, industries, clubs, associations, government bodies and non-profit organizations in initiating, providing leadership and financing to 15 environmental projects in Caledon. During this time, they have planted approximately 2,500 native trees and shrubs, and 2,000 wildflowers.
“Congratulations to the members of the Bolton & District Horticultural Society for their work in Caledon over the past 18 years,” said Mayor Marolyn Morrison. “The Society’s obvious commitment to Caledon and their success in revitalizing and protecting our natural areas while working to educate residents is most deserving of this Environmentalist of the Year recognition.”
Additionally, the Bolton & District Horticultural Society is given the honour of directing a $500 Annual Environmentalism Recognition Award to their favourite Caledon-based environmental stewardship project. The project selected is the Children's Learning Garden at the Albion Hills Community Farm.
CEAC established the “Environmentalist of the Year” award in 1997 to recognize individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to environmental stewardship in the Town of Caledon.(2014-04-30)