Big honour for Castlegar's Lawrence Redfern

Castlegar's Lawrence Redfern has been awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers.

He's been recognized by the Governor General for exceptional volunteer achievements.

Redfern says it's an honour, and a humbling experience, especially with all of the other exceptional volunteers in the community.

For over a decade Redfern has been involved with the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society, he's also involved in the Castlegar and District Wildlife Association, as part of those organizations he also initiated the school works program, which he says he's very proud of.

The program also does work at Pass Creek Park.