🌿 Celebrating Excellence in Reclamation: Mount Polley Mining Corporation and Habitat Remediation Working Group Honoured with Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award 🌿
Imperial Metals is pleased to share that on September 20, 2023, Mount Polley Mining Corporation and the Habitat Remediation Working Group proudly accepted the prestigious Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award from the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (BCTRCR) at the 2023 Reclamation Symposium. Learn more about the Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation award.
This award recognizes the reclamation work that has been conducted by Mount Polley and the Habitat Remediation Working Group in Hazeltine Creek and adjacent areas in response to the tailings dam breach that occurred in 2014. The Habitat Remediation Working Group, a collaborative effort involving Mount Polley Mining Corporation, WSP in Canada, Williams Lake First Nation, Xatśūll First Nation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and the BC Ministry of Environment. The award is a recognition that many aspects of the remediation work done over several years is of high standard, including quality in research, innovation in techniques, quality of work undertaken, and extent of land reclaimed.
We are very proud of these results which were made possible through the collaborative efforts taken by Mount Polley with our Habitat Remediation Working Group partners. It is a testament to the outstanding achievements in reclamation work, and we extend our congratulations and thanks to our dedicated team and partners for their work and success in this transformative project.
Pictured here are Don Parsons, Chief Compliance Officer and Gabriel Holmes, Environmental Coordinator, representing Mount Polley Mining Corporation, accepting the award from Timothy Antill, Reclamation Scientist and member of the BC Technical and Research Committee representing the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
Watch this short video documenting the extraordinary transformation to remediate Hazeltine and Edney Creeks in response to the 2014 tailings dam spill:
Thank you for your ongoing support, and let’s continue to work together to make a positive impact on our environment and communities.