Amherstburg takes second place and bronze level rating in Communities in Bloom nationals

 

Special to the RTT

The Town of Amherstburg has placed second in the National Communities in Bloom (CIB) Awards with a bronze level rating.

Amherstburg rated marginally behind first place Niagara–on–the–Lake who scored a silver level in the 9,001 to 25,000 population category.

There are four levels of evaluation (5 bloom, bronze, silver or gold) that are exclusive to the national and international edition depending on scores in the following criteria – tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays.

Communities in Bloom judges Sylvie Cormier and Colleen Stockford were joined by council members and administration during a tour of Amherstburg during the summer. The results were revealed last week with Amherstburg winning second in the 9,001-25,000 population category.

Communities in Bloom judges Sylvie Cormier and Colleen Stockford were joined by council members and administration during a tour of Amherstburg during the summer. The results were revealed last week with Amherstburg winning second in the 9,001-25,000 population category.

Following their evaluation of Amherstburg, Judges Sylvie Cormier and Colleen Stockford wrote: “Holiday Beach and Big Creek Conservation Area earn a mention for their modern facilities and eco-environmental building with a green roof and solar panels. The entire conservation area offers a richness of diverse vegetation and landscape remembering the environment that includes animals and a significant bird sanctuary. With the actual context of climate changes and environment concerns, communities such as Amherstburg can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions that benefit all of society.”

“We received very useful feedback from the judges. I believe we put our best foot forward and having come so close right behind Niagara-on-the-Lake in the National category says something about Amherstburg’s potential for the future. It was a win-win program all around,” says Mayor Aldo DiCarlo.

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