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2017-09-18 - Communities in Bloom - 2017 National Edition

City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
     
5 Leaves -Silver
Water Quality and Conservation Initiatives
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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, National Capital Region, September 16th, 2017 —
The City of Charlottetown received a 5 Leaves -Silver rating and a special mention for Water Quality and Conservation Initiatives during the 2017 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Ottawa-Gatineau, National Capital Region. The City of Charlottetown participated in the Canada 150 category:  a one-time special non-competitive category to provide communities with the opportunity to showcase achievements in greening their community and celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
 
Over the summer, trained volunteer judges travelled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts – in regards to the following criteria: Cultural Heritage including Canada’s 150 anniversary, Landscape including Urban forestry, Floral displays and Environmental Action.
 
Following their evaluation, volunteer judges Alain Cappelle and Cliff Lacey wrote: "The Wright’s Pond Watershed Group is doing excellent work to rehabilitate the pond and associated wetlands.  The group also nets and transports spawning fish from the creek below the weir, up and into the pond above the weir to assist the fish in their spawning migration.  The establishment of a trail in the area further brings attention to the condition of the wetland.  The City works to meter all residential water customers in helping to reduce the domestic use of water.  At the same time, the additional waste water treatment is helping to improve the quality of the effluent discharged into the bay".
 
Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.
 
For a complete list of the results and the electronic copy of the Communities in Bloom magazine, please visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca
About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces. The pride, sense of community and feeling of accomplishment generated through participation are visible in communities across Canada. For more information about Communities in Bloom, visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca
 
Communities are evaluated using a "leaves" rating determined by the total score of the evaluation:
Up to 55%: 1 Leaf    56% to 63%: 2 Leaves    64% to 72%: 3 Leaves    73% to 81%: 4 Leaves    >82%: 5 Leaves
 
82 to 83.9%: 5 Leaves   84 to 86.9%: 5 Leaves (Bronze)     87 to 89.9%:  5 Leaves (Silver)   90% and over: 5 Leaves (Gold)
 
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