Schools NRM Velvet Worm Award
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Break O'Day Council's Velvet Worm Awards
The Velvet Worm Awards
Awarding outstanding achievement in Natural Resource Management Break O'Day is home to two species of rare and unique Velvet Worm; small creatures of our forests whose contribution is easily overlooked. The Velvet Worm Awards for Natural Resource Management recognise those in our community who have made a special contribution to the natural environment of Break O'Day.
Break O'Day Council makes these Natural Resource Management Awards for outstanding achievement in working towards the protection and enhancement of the Municipality's water, land, biodiversity, atmosphere and coastal and marine environments. There are two award categories, one for schools and the other for the community.
2013 Community Award
Nominations are now open and may be received until 5 pm Friday 29 November 2013. Application forms are available for download or collection from the Council's St Helens offices.
In 2012 the Schools Award was won by Fingal Primary School’s Bushland Management Project.
Fingal Primary School are recognised for their commitment to the environment because of their valuable work carried out on their bush patch as part of a three year Bushland Management Project. The school has played a vital role in managing Break O’ Day natural resources by increasing their awareness The 2011 Schools Award was won by St Helens Grade 1/2 classes for their Bay of Fires Shorebird and Biodiversity Conservation Project.
St Helens Grade 1/2 classes are recognised for their commitment to the environment through their valuable work on the Shorebird and Biodiversity Conservation Project over the past three years. The school has played a vital role in managing the Break O’ Day natural resources by increasing their awareness through education and on ground works.
2012 Community Award - Velvet Worm Award to the North East Understorey Network and the Bird Observers North East for playing an instrumental role engaging the community and raising awareness of the Break O’Day region’s natural values
2010 Community Award – went to the Wildcare Friends of The Bay of Fires group
2010 Schools Award – Bay of Fires Coastal Conservation Project, 1/2 Class St Helens District High School
2009 Schools Award – The Compost Project, Primary Flexible Programs St Marys District High School
2008 Schools Award - Look After Your Planet, Prep/1 class at St Helens District High School.
2008 Community Award – Skyline Tier project, Northeast Bioregional Network