The RMWB has received a 5-Blooms Silver-Rating through Communities in Bloom.
Communities in Bloom is a non-profit organization is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement.
Over the summer, judges went to participating communities and evaluated their contributions in terms of industry, businesses and the private sector.
The rating is based on the overall criteria of tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays.
The region was applauded for being home to one of the largest industrial operations and the focal point of Canada’s Oil Sands.
Fort McMurray was recognized for being one of the country’s fasted growing cities in the last decade.
In addition, the municipality was also given a special mention for their own community involvement.
The most significant example of this was efforts put into the evacuation and re-entry of 80,000 residents during the 2016 wildfire.
Those efforts were on display yet again this year, when Fort McMurray was one of the first cities to collect and bring supplies to the victims of BC wildfires.
Judges also applauded the region for its endless bounty of outdoor activities, including boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and camping.
The RMWB was up against communities such as Coquitlam, BC, Holland, Michigan, in the US and the Belgian town of Bruges.
For a full list of results, head to communitiesinbloom.ca.