The Town of Qualicum Beach was nominated for the 2021 Climate and Energy Action Awards for its ‘Beach Creek Enhancements and Waterfront Improvements’ project under the Climate Adaptation category.
According to a release from the town, the project is transforming a degraded estuary and unsafe intersection into a healthy marine ecosystem and a pedestrian-friendly traffic circle that can withstand and adapt to a changing climate.
This year, 15 communities were nominated in three categories: Community Planning and Development, Corporate Operations, and Climate Adaptation.
Town officials congratulated the District of North Vancouver as the winner of the Climate Adaption category, for their leadership in the North Shore Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Adaptive Management Strategy.
The awards are organized annually by the Community Energy Association, in partnership with the province of British Columbia, Union of BC Municipalities, BC Hydro, FortisBC, and Real Estate Foundation of BC.
For more information on all project nominees, visit the Community Energy Association’s website at www.communityenergy.ca/awards.
For more information on the Beach Creek improvements go to qualicumbeach.com/beach-creek-estuary-project.
– NEWS Staff, submitted