Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Kowhia Community Group Ward in recognition of our huge contribution to local environmental initiatives. This award is sponsored by the Environment Centre Hamilton and Hamilton City Council and comes with a $400 grant. We would like to thank Gerard Kelly, HCC Community Planting Co-ordinator, for nominating our Trust and his ongoing support in our gully work.
The other Award was the Weedbusters Awards 2014 for weed busting on public land. This award is sponsored jointly by Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council.
Both these awards recognise the effort put in by our regular volunteers at our Wednesday morning working bees and the success we are having working towards our Trust’s vision to restore the native flora of the gully back, as near as possible, to pre-European status and to manage the gully in such a way that native fauna (birds, fish, bats, reptiles & insects) will re-establish, either naturally or by introduction and for this to be sustainable.