A Courtenay association has been honored for its conservation efforts.

Every year the province of British Columbia and Ducks Unlimited Canada present a conservation award.

This year, the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association earned the award.

British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Langley MLA Mary Polak says the group has a large and loyal membership, which shows that people value the association.

She adds their education and awareness work as well as their work on the grounds have made them a key part of the Comox Valley.