On April 13, 2013 Donnelly Law’s client, Protecting Escarpment Rural Lands (“PERL”), was recognized at the Victories Celebration of the Green Living Show by Alternatives Journal and Green Living for it’s work to protect Mount Nemo in Burlington, Ontario. Sarah Harmer, a PERL founder, received this award on PERL’s behalf. In October 2012, an administrative tribunal unanimously dismissed Nelson Aggregate’s application to build a new quarry. This means Burlington’s Mount Nemo, with its unique ecologic and environmentally sensitive areas such as the Jefferson Salamander breeding ponds on the Harmer Family farm, will be protected.
The Victories Celebration at the Green Living Show highlighted key environmental victories and honoured individuals instrumental in making them happen and inspiring advocacy. Other recipients included Maggie MacDonald, Toxics Program Manager, on behalf of Environmental Defence and Dr. Rick Smith; and twelve-year-old Ta’Kaiya Blaney, actress, singer, songwriter, and environmentalist from the Sliammon First Nations.
Congratulations Sarah and PERL!