FRASER COAST COUNCIL ENVIRONMENT AWARDS

MEDIA RELEASE

27 April 2009

Mayor’s Environment Awards

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The hard work and dedication of residents who help the environment will be recognised by the Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Mick Kruger.

Nominations for the inaugural Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor’s Environment Awards opened on Monday April 27 and will close on May 27.

Nomination forms are available from the Fraser Coast Regional Council offices in Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Tiaro or can be downloaded from the council’s website www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

The winners will be announced on World Environment Day, June 5.

“The awards are open to everyone from people who pick up rubbish on their daily walk to volunteer groups doing major restoration projects,” Mayor Mick Kruger said.

“The council is very aware of the need to protect the environment. It has helped set up a number of groups where volunteers look after areas of the region’s foreshore and parks.

“These awards are a way for council to recognise and reward everyone who makes an effort to look after our environment.”

The categories for the awards include:

  • Fraser Coast Environmentalist of the Year. The award recognises individuals who have been a positive force for carrying out environmental work, organising projects or setting an example to the community.
  • Fraser Coast Young Environmentalist of the Year. The award highlights the efforts of young people (17 years of age and under on 1 January 2009) who show leadership in environmental projects.
  • Environmental School. The award recognises an outstanding school project that encourages and promotes environmental activity and awareness.

ENDS

SOURCED BY Henry Sapiecha-Publicity Officer

Received from

Linda Harris
Councillor,
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Ph: 0417 711 993

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