Vote for local Landcare group
COFFS Harbour has just six days in which to vote for local Landcare finalist the Orara Valley Learning Community in the People’s Choice Award at the 2010 National Landcare Awards.
All 88 finalists from across Australia are in the running for the award which will be decided by popular vote and announced by Catriona Rowntree at the National Landcare Gala Awards dinner to be held at Parliament House on June 24.
The Orara Valley Learning Community is the NSW finalist in the Westpac Education Award along with eight other finalists from across Australia which are all vying for the top honour.
Heather Campbell, CEO Landcare Australia, congratulated the Orara Valley Learning Community on their achievement.
“The awards recognise remarkable individuals and groups who are inspirational in their efforts to create a better environment.
“Coffs Harbour can be proud to have a local nominated for these awards and I encourage the local community to show their support for the Orara Valley Learning Community by voting in the People’s Choice Award,” Ms Campbell said.
Commencing in 2002, the Orara Valley Learning Project, involving seven small schools in the Orara Valley Learning Community, has worked to solve important local environmental problems.
The schools have worked in partnership with Landcare and Rivercare groups to remove and regenerate significant areas of the Orara River and Karangi Creek.
To cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award or for more information about Landcare or the National Landcare Awards visit www.landcareonline.com.au. Voting closes at midnight on June 22.