2017 Service to the Environment Award
The City of London was recognized with a Service to the Environment Award for the Guidelines for Management Zones & Trails in Environmentally Significant Areas from the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA).
The “Guidelines” were developed through a multi-year, community-engagement process led by a multi-disciplinary team of landscape architects and ecologists from the City of London with support from scientists and facilitators at Dillon Consulting Inc. to develop a science based, repeatable, and transparent trail planning policy and process that enhances the community engagement experience, stewardship and the protection of ecological features and functions.
The science first process outlined in the Guidelines provide an opportunity for community members and stakeholders to review the significant features and functions present in order to make informed decisions in the trail planning process, enhancing the understanding of the ESA and local stewardship.
2016 Lee Symmes Municipal Award
The City of London was recognized with the Lee Symmes Municipal Award by Ontario Nature as a Conservation Hero for our commitment to protecting our ESAs. The Lee Symmes Municipal Award recognizes municipalities that demonstrate community leadership and exceptional achievement in planning or implementing programs that protect and regenerate the natural environment within a community.