Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare is an incorporated not for profit community organisation acting as the umbrella group for volunteers working at approximately 40 sites in the Coffs Harbour Area. Membership of CHRL is open to everyone and the organisation is managed by an elected executive committee. Volunteers work on coastal sites within the Coffs Coast Regional Park, on council reserves or other public land managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks and Wildlife Service), by the Coffs Harbour City Council or NSW Crown Lands.
2018 Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare Annual Award Winners
Our Annual Awards Day was held on Sunday 9th September. Our 20 Year Anniversary of being an incorporated organisation was also celebrated on the day. The Awards day was held at Karangi Public School and included a tour of the Karangi Landcare site.
Congratulations to this year’s annual CHRL Award Winners.
The Dee Wallace Perpetual Award for Excellence by a Landcare Group recognises a volunteer group for it’s contribution to Landcare and to rehabilitating the environment. This award was won by Park Beach Dunecare who have been looking after a large strip of coastal vegetation between the Surf Club and the Hoey Moey Hotel for many years.
The Eileen Moody Memorial Award acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding efforts of individual local Landcare volunteers. This year the award was given to Barry Powells who is the current president of CHRL and convener of the Sawtell Landcare Group in recognition of his long term commitment to the management of CHRL.
As part of our 20 year celebration we also acknowledged two of our long term members, Ron Smith and John Ross by granting them life time membership to CHRL. Charlie England was also awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.