Tree Planting Ceremony for the 2013 Langley Environmental Hero Awards. From left to right: Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese, Lekeyten, Maxime Labrecque, MP Mark Warawa, Mike Star, Bob Puls, Lionel Pandolfo, and Susan Falk
Langley, BC — Today, Langley MP Mark Warawa joined the 2014 Environmental Hero Nominations Committee in announcing that nominations for this year’s Environmental Hero Awards are now open. The nominations committee consists of representatives from each of the sponsoring partners: Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), Fort Langley National Historic Site, Langley Times, and MP Mark Warawa.
“Today, we are pleased to invite all Langley residents to join in recognizing the hard work of those who have given their time and energy to promote environmental stewardship in our community,” said the Langley MP. “Environmental stewardship is fundamental to preserving Langley’s communities, forests, rivers and wildlife. If you know of a person, group or a business who has taken the initiative to do something positive for the environment, we’d like to hear about it.”
All members of the 2014 Environmental Hero Nominations Committee also voiced their continued support for this initiative.
“LEPS highly values the efforts of Langley citizens who champion for environmental sustainability in our community. In order to recognize these efforts, LEPS is pleased to once again be a partner in the Langley Environmental Hero Awards,” says Nichole Marples, Executive Director at Langley Environmental Partners Society.
“The Langley Times is pleased to have been sponsoring the Environmental Hero Awards since their inception, and we are very proud of those who have been honoured in the past. We look forward to some stellar nominations this year, as we know many Langley residents are deeply involved in protection of the environment,” says Langley Times Publisher Dwayne Wiedendorf.
“Fort Langley National Historic Site is proud to partner with the Environmental Hero Awards and work for the preservation of our natural heritage,” says Mark Anderson, Acting Site Manager of the Fort Langley National Historic Site.
All Langley residents are invited to submit nominations before the deadline of May 26, 2014. Originally, the deadline had been set for April 25, 2014.
Winners of the Environmental Hero Awards will be presented on July 1st, 2014, at Langley’s Canada Day celebrations. Winners will also be commemorated with a plaque and a Heritage Apple Tree planted in their honour at the Fort Langley National Historic Site in the summer of 2014.
The Langley Environmental Hero Award began in 2006 as a way to recognize Langley’s grassroots efforts, big and small, to protect the environment. It quickly became clear that environmental stewardship in Langley is an issue which people are passionate about. Nominations have since expanded to honour environmental initiatives by individuals, businesses, organizations and youth.
- Nominations for Langley’s 2014 Environmental Hero Awards are open from March 25 to April 25, 2014.
- Nominations will include three categories: youth, (adult) individual, and business.
- Nomination forms are available at markwarawa.com, leps.bc.ca, and langleytimes.com. Forms may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax (604-534-5970), in person, or by mail at: #104-4769 222nd Street. Langley, BC, V2Z 3C1.
- This is the eighth time that these prestigious awards will be presented in Langley.
- Langley Environmental Hero Nomination Form
- Environmental hero nomination deadline extended