Howick Local Board, in association with Auckland Council's Local Parks South, are proud to announce the Maclean’s College Enviro Group as the overall winner of the Ros Nicholson Award for Native Ecology.
Maclean’s College has been working on a number of projects, which include the restoration, protection and enhancement of the stream and ecosystem within the surrounding Maclean’s Park, along with research and monitoring of the area.
The award's namesake, Ros Nicholson, was a passionate teacher who promoted the natural features and cultural history of the Howick and Pakuranga district.
“Maclean’s College has done some amazing work, which is a great example of the ideals Ros Nicholson held and worked so hard for,” says Howick Local Board Chair David Collings.
The family of the late Ros Nicholson established the award as a tribute to Ros and to support and encourage young people who carry forward conservation values in the Howick Local Board area. The award acknowledges those who have made outstanding contributions to native ecology conservation and management.
One of Ms Nicholson's key ideals was to encourage young people in the community to appreciate, understand and respect conservation and heritage.