We are proud to announce that Edmonton and Area Land Trust was the recipient of a 2019 Emerald Award!
June 4, 2019 marked the date of the 28th Annual Emerald Awards ceremony, hosted by the Alberta Emerald Foundation at Triffo Theatre in Edmonton. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the achievements of so many incredible organizations and individuals in the environmental field.
We were nominated in the Grassroots Community Group or Not-For-Profit Association category for 10 years of conserving Alberta’s most fragmented ecoregion. A panel of judges then narrowed it down to three finalists from the groups that were nominated. Of the three finalists, one was selected to receive the award, which was announced at the ceremony on June 4. We are happy to announce that we were selected as the recipient of the award in our category!
“Last year, EALT celebrated its 10th Anniversary of conserving, stewarding and enhancing the region’s natural areas for citizens to value and enjoy. This effort is long term, taking years to conserve just one parcel; but years of hard work and significant commitment to the environment is evident in the 12 natural areas now conserved, in this the most fragmented and densely populated ecoregion in Alberta.”
We would like to say a big congratulations to the other finalists in our category - the Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance! Both of these organizations do amazing work to promote environmental consciousness and the maintenance of healthy ecosystems, and are EcoHeroes in our province.
The Alberta Emerald Foundation is an organization that recognizes environmental excellence in various sectors all across Alberta. They host an annual awards presentation and have various other programs to inspire environmental success and innovation in our province.