Individuals, groups, businesses and schools from Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire have entered the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2009. The judges of the green award scheme have been visiting entrants over the last few weeks and have now drawn up the list of finalists.
The final judging and announcement of the winning entries in each category and of the overall winner takes place on Thursday 11 June at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln. The panel of judges will be chaired by renowned environmentalist Professor David Bellamy.
Photo and interview opportunity
Members of the press are invited to attend the presentation day and dinner.
The winning entrants in the Young Environmentalist Award will be announced at approximately 12noon.
Tickets for the presentation dinner (evening) when the winning entrants in the adult section of the awards are announced are available at £25.00 from Lindum Rotary Club. Please contact Roger Pavey on 01673 885516 if you would like to attend.
Roger Pavey, Chairman of the Awards, said "We have had some very varied and inspiring entries this year. It really shows that people across Lincolnshire are taking positive action to improve both our local and global environment from children getting hand’s-on experience of looking after a school wildlife area to drainage authorities working to provide nesting sites and suitable habitat for barn owls."
Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award
Finalists in the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award will make presentations to the panel of judges on the morning of Thursday 11 June. The results will be announced and there will be opportunities to take photographs and interview the children at 12noon.
The finalists are:
- Branston Junior Ranger Service
- Boston West Primary School
- The Green Team at Bardney CofE Primary School
- Isaac Newton Primary School Allotment Club
- The John Fielding Community Special School
- Swinderby All Saints CE Primary School
- Tae and Acer Conlon
Lincolnshire Environmental Award
Finalists in the Lincolnshire Environmental Award will make presentations to the panel of judges in the afternoon of Thursday 11 June. Winners in each category and the overall winner will be announced during the evening presentation dinner. The guest speaker is Professor David Bellamy.
The finalists are:
- The Gelder Group - Greentech Management Services (waste treatment centre) & Environmental Project - developing an ecological reserve adjacent to offices in Sturton by Stow
- Centrica Energy – enhancing and creating wildlife habitats including grasslands and ponds at the South Humberbank Power Station site, Stallingborough.
Agricultural and Rural Enterprise
- Bleak House Farm, Mablethorpe
- Association of Drainage Authorities and the Wildlife Conservation Partnership - Barn Owl Project
- Roger Brownlow – increasing biodiversity through woodland management and reversion of arable land to grassland, Sturton-by-Stow.
- Leslie Dean – management of ponds and woodland areas for wildlife, Lincoln.
- Nettleham Woodland Trust – tree planting and woodland creation at PC Wood, Lincolnshire Police Headquarters and Monks Wood near Dunholme.
- The Burgh Angling Club – Farlesthorpe Nature Reserve and Lake