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Williams Lake environmental leader receives national recognition

Gail Wallin given Nature Inspiration Award in the adult category by Canadian Museum of Nature
Gail Wallin, centre, receiving the Nature Inspiration Award in the adult category, with jury member Shelley Ambrose (right), former executive director of The Walrus, and Danika Goosney, president and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature. (Martin Lipman photo - Canadian Museum of Nature)

Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of BC was awarded the Nature Inspiration Award in the adult category on Nov. 16.

The award from the Canadian Museum of Nature recognizes Wallin for her work in combating invasive species in the province.

Upon receiving the award, Wallin said it takes a team to do the work she does.

“I am honoured to represent the council, the staff, the board and many volunteers who have made a difference, raising awareness around the urgent topic of invasive species,” she said.

Wallin has been involved with the Invasive Species Council of BC since its inception in 2004. Today, the council is the largest invasive species organization in Canada. For more than 25 years, Wallin has been managing complex natural resource projects within B.C. and across the country.

She is a professional facilitator and has worked for decades with the agriculture sector and First Nations on land use and joint government planning processes. She is also chair of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species. Wallin lives and works in William’s Lake.

ISCBC is dedicated to keeping landscapes and communities free of invasive species. It provides a coordinated, province-wide approach to reducing the impact of invasive species in B.C. ISCBC unites efforts throughout the province and collaborates with a variety of partners to develop unique solutions for the wide variety of ecosystems in B.C.

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Video from the Canadian Museum of Nature

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