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City of New Westminster wins national award

Westminster Pier Park has won another national award.

The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators gave New Westminster its 2012 Environment Award at its annual conference in Saskatoon.

CAMA president Jim Toye said in a press release the award for cities with populations between 20,000 and 100,000 recognizes the City of New Westminster's work "in turning a contaminated brownfield into a usable greenfield."

The association said the derelict and underutilized waterfront property had accumulated years of significant contamination because of past commercial and heavy industrial port uses, and infilling of the river.

"Reclamation of this brownfield site restores and protects the natural environment," said the release.

The city bought the land for more than $8 million, and the project cost over $25 million with the cost being split with the federal and provincial governments.

The project also won a Federation of Canadian Municipalities sustainable communities award in the brownfield category and the 2011 Brownie award given out by the Canadian Urban Institute.

Westminster Pier Park's official opening is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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