North Island Midweek

Fourth Annual Caring for the Trees Award

Young people from all over the Comox Valley are invited to participate in this opportunity to win a cash prize of $750 for an individual, or up to $500 for a group.

We are so fortunate to have youth who are doing great things for our environment. Here is your chance to have them recognized. If you know someone between the ages of five and 21 who is always there to lend a helping hand for environmental causes, why not nominate them for the “Caring for the Trees Award”?  This award is proudly presented and sponsored by BC Hydro and the Comox Valley Land Trust to honour young environmental champions from the Oyster River to Deep Bay. Many of our young citizens initiate or take part in projects to improve the health of the natural world.  Perhaps they plant gardens or trees, recycle, clean up (or better yet, reduce) garbage, or educate others about conservation.

Pick up a nomination form from the Conservation Centre (2356 Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay) or go online to, download the form, print as many as you need, fill out and leave at the office at your school, drop off at the Conservation Centre 2356 Rosewall Crescent or drop in mail to CV Land Trust, PO Box 3462, Courtenay BC, V9N 5N5.  Nominations are open until Friday, April 5th when a panel of citizens and experts will get together and choose the winners.  One individual will be awarded $750 and be invited to plant a mature tree in her/his honour.  There will also be a group prize of $500 and two more of $200.00 each. For more information contact Jack Minard at 250.897-4670 or by emailing

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