Nominations sought for Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Award
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IntroductionThe Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board invites nominations of conservation projects that show the love for New Zealand for their 2010 Conservation Awards.
Date: 31 May 2010
The Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board invites nominations of conservation projects for their 2010 Conservation Awards.
‘Te Waka o Aoraki’ trophy is awarded very year during Conservation Week to groups or individuals in Canterbury that are seen to be making a difference said board chair Steve Lowndes.
“We are looking for projects that showcase a good track record in protecting New Zealand’s unique habitats, wildlife, cultural and historic resources throughout Canterbury,” said Mr Lowndes.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate and reward the great work being done by community groups of volunteers and private landowners. All applications should provide as much supporting material as possible, including photographs and letters of support by 16 July.”
Winners of the board award recieve
Te Waka o Aoraki
The awards presentation will take place during Conservation Week 12 - 19 September. This year’s theme of Conservation Week is “Show how much you love New Zealand”.
The winner of the 2009 award and recipient of Te Waka o Aoraki trophy was the Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group, for protection of indigenous birds and their habitat.
Award nominations are due by Friday 16 July 2010. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the DOC website or requested from the Board Support Officer Brenda Preston, telephone: + 64 3 371 3756, email: firstname.lastname@example.org