In 2016, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators CAMA) recognized the environmental excellence demonstrated by Devon with its solar program by awarding the Town with the 2016 National Municipal Environmental Award.
Devon’s solar program began in 2015 with solar lights installed in the dog park, boat launch and parking area of Voyageur Park. Soon after, the town installed solar lights for pedestrian crosswalks. A big part of the program was the installation of 393 solar panels on the roof of the Devon Community Centre.
The efforts reduce the Town’s environmental footprint and the amount of public funds spent on electricity for municipal facilities.