Norfolk Biodiversity

The Community Biodiversity Awards 2015

Where are Norfolk’s wildlife heroes?

Volunteers at Gunthorpe stream (River Glaven Conservation Group)

Volunteers at Gunthorpe stream (River Glaven Conservation Group)

 Volunteers at Stiffkey (credit Mark Webster, North Norfolk Workout Group)

Volunteers at Stiffkey (Credited to Mark Webster, North Norfolk Workout
Group)

The search is on for wildlife heroes working to make a difference for nature and people in local communities. The Community Biodiversity Awards are organised annually by the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership (NBP), a well-established partnership working to co-ordinate and share initiatives to conserve biodiversity across Norfolk.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their voluntary efforts to improve their local patch for wildlife?  If so, why not enter them for a Community Biodiversity Award?

Nomination forms must be received by Friday 22nd May 2015. To nominate someone or find out more, see here.

The Awards are run by the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership (NBP) – a voice for Norfolk’s nature – which is hosted by Norfolk County Council.

Nominations are welcome from enthusiastic community groups and individuals who are making a difference for wildlife in their local patch – such as town and parish councils, groups, individuals, schools and businesses. Entries are open to anyone who is working in a voluntary capacity at a local level to improve their local environment for biodiversity and to widen knowledge of, and participation in, the natural world.

Award winners in 2014 are presented with a framed certificate at a summer awards evening held in Norwich.

Award winners in 2014 are presented with a framed certificate at a summer awards evening held in Norwich.

Winners will be celebrated at our wonderful summer Awards evening and take away a framed certificate.

This year, our 5 award categories are:

  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Inspiring Others
  • Best Group
  • Outstanding Land Manager
  • Themed (this year our theme is ‘heathlands’)

The entry process is straightforward – all you need to do is download our form from our website (here), fill it out and email it back!

Martin George, Community Biodiversity Award winner in 2014

Martin George, Community Biodiversity Award winner in 2014

You can enter yourself, or nominate someone you know who deserves recognition for the work they are going (but please check they are OK with being nominated first!).  All the information you need can be found on the nomination form, here.

Any questions?  Please get in touch with Paul Holley paulholley@norwich.gov.uk or Anne Casey (anne.casey@norfolk.gov.uk) or Su Waldron (su.waldron@norfolk.gov.uk)

We look forward to receiving your entries.

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About Norfolk Biodiversity

The Environment Team at Norfolk County Council

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