Schools NRM Velvet Worm Award
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This year Break O’Day Council and NRM North continued its 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.
The Break O’Day NRM Committee awarded the Velvet Worm Award to the North East Understorey Network and the Bird Observers North East, (Birds Tasmania). Each group received $500 in recognition of their achievements.
“The North East Understorey Network and The Bird Observers North East Group play an instrumental role engaging the community and raising awareness of the Break O’Day region’s natural values.” Mr Legge said.
Understorey Network President, Janet Drummond, said it was an honour to accept the award on behalf of the group.
“The prize money will be used to further the work of the network in promoting the protection of existing native vegetation, and the use of locally sourced native understorey in revegetation projects throughout the State.”
Liz Znidersic from Birds Tasmania said the award was wonderful recognition for the birding group.
“Our observations of bird species in habitats are vital pieces of data in the Australian and Tasmanian data base.
“This valuable information means informed decisions can be made by government organisations and non government organisations. We have made strong links with the community groups and schools.
The award was announced at a Volunteer Celebration luncheon held at White Sands Resort on Sunday July 24. The event was attended by over forty volunteers from various groups and each group received a certificate in recognition of their contribution to the Break O’Day natural resources.
The event and the award were sponsored by St Helens Parks and Wildlife Service, NRM North and The Break O’Day Council.
For enquiries regarding natural resource activities contact Alison Hugo, NRM Facilitator.