WetlandsPacific selected for the 2010 MISTIC Award for Environmental Technology

The fifth Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovations Council Awards (MISTIC Awards) gala event, held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, recognized WetlandsPacific as the winner of the 2010 Environmental Technology award. “The winner of the Environmental Technology award is recognized for their engagement in environmental applied research, development, design and/or the provision of environmental services”. MISTIC covers from the Malahat North to the tip of Vancouver Island, including the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands. The award was given for the development of the Vegetative Tertiary Filter, a new class of constructed wetlands, that of capillary.

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Rick Roberts, Chair Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (left) presents the 2010 MISTIC Environmental Technology Award to Curt Kerns of WetlandsPacific Corp.

The Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council (MISTIC) is one of nine regional councils in the Province of British Columbia of the BC Regional Science and Technology Network (BCRSTN). MISTIC acts as the 'first point of contact' for small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, students, business persons, and researchers seeking information related to knowledge sector industries.

MISTIC’s role is that of a catalyst, facilitator, and liaison with industry, post-secondary institutes and government to ensure that the region’s potential for growth in the technology sector is realized. MISTIC’s success lies in building partnerships with business, education, financial and other professional institutions, local governments, and with agencies of similar mandates.

The award was presented at the 5th Annual Science, Technology & Innovation Awards in Vancouver Island Conference Centre on November 3, 2010

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November 22, 2010