Schools with students with a passion for their local environment are invited to be nominated for this year’s Ros Nicholson Award for Native ecology.
Offered by the Howick Local Board, the award honours the work of the late Ros Nicholson, a teacher and veteran campaigner for the environment with more than 35 years of volunteer work in the Howick and Pakuranga area. As chair of the Tamaki Estuary Protection Society her vision was to encourage young people to appreciate, understand and respect conservation and heritage.
The award is open to students from Primary through to Secondary schools, based in the Howick Local Board area, with the nominees being able to demonstrate the following:
- A significant commitment to conservation management
- A significant commitment to the protection and/or enhancement of native ecosystems
- Organisation of the project or work carried out
- Overall an intensive effort made to a sites ecological restoration
Last year’s winners were the Macleans College enviro group, which focused on protection and enhancement of the ecosystem within the surrounding Macleans Park. Activities included native plant restoration, weed control and monitoring, rubbish removal and stream water monitoring.
How to enter
Entries close Friday 28 October. To enter contact email@example.com or download a PDF entry form.