Walkerton graduate accepts legacy award

Vivian Weiland (left) and Jennifer Isber-Legge, Gants and Donor Relations Coordinator for Community Foundation Grey Bruce. (Submitted image)

The Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Award has been presented to a Walkerton District Community School graduate who is studying environmental biology at McGill University in Montreal.

Viviane Weiland, 18, was presented with the $1,500 award at the Walkerton Heritage Water Garden recently.

The award is offered through an education endowment with the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

The Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Fund was created to honour those affected by the water tragedy in 2000 and to celebrate bright, enterprising students in Grey and Bruce counties entering the field of environmental studies or clean water management.

Weiland did a co-op placement with Saugeen Valley Conservation last year, and will be working outdoors this summer as well, for the Municipality of South Bruce.