City of Charlottetown Sustainability Officer Ramona Doyle received an environmental award from The Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group at the February Council Meeting at City Hall on Monday, February 12.
The "Brookie Award" was created by the Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group as an award of excellence to an individual, organization or business demonstrating commitment and leadership in promoting urban watershed health. The award is named after the "brookie" (an informal name for brook trout) in recognition of the correlation between watershed health and the health of its brook trout population.
The award winner must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Increasing the awareness of the importance of watershed stewardship in the City of Charlottetown either by actions or through planned publicity;
- Making significant contributions to watershed health within the Ellen’s Creek Watershed or occasionally, in exceptional circumstances, within other Island watersheds or all Island watersheds;
- Making a direct or in-kind financial contribution to the work of the Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group.
"Ms. Doyle was chosen for this award because of her steadfast support within the City promoting the goals of Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group and those of the Wright's Creek Environmental Committee," said Norman Dewar, Co-ordinator of the Watershed Group. "Ramona has been instrumental in addressing environmental issues impacting watersheds within the City of Charlottetown from storm water control to fish passage, to reducing the impact of development on fish habitat. She was chosen by unanimous vote of the Ellen’s Creek Watershed Board and we are pleased to announce that she is the first to receive the Brookie Award."
"Ramona continues to be recognized in the broader community for her hard work and commitment to the environment and our sustainability goals and initiatives," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "It’s always heartening to see City of Charlottetown staff winning awards or being recognized by the community. Ramona is certainly deserving of this award. She has a passion for her work and is dedicated to making Charlottetown a more sustainable city. On behalf of City Council, I’d like to congratulate Ramona on receiving the Brookie Award."
The Brookie Award itself is a 21" x 9" image that captures the beauty of brook trout. The image is licensed from Sean Landsman, a local award-winning nature photographer and Charlottetown resident, and printed directly on aluminum as a ready-to-hang image.
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