Environmentalists and eco-friendly gardeners have the chance of winning £2,000 with the launch of this year’s Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards today.
The event, which is open to any private individual, club, company or organisation and to any educational institution is in it’s 24th year of running. Islanders have until Tuesday 28 May to get their entries in.
The top prize last year was won by the Little Trees Project, which was organised by the Guernsey Society of the Men of the Trees. It focused on tree planting and habitat creation to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. They walked away with the prestigious trophy and a cheque for £2,000 to help fund their project.
Clive & Geraldine Silk were also Highly Recommended for their conservation garden as was Fiona Pollock whose organic vegetable growing business impressed the judges. They both won £250.
‘We had a real mix of entries in our competition last year’ says Peter Walpole, Insurance Corporation chairman. ‘These are very beautiful islands with fragile eco-systems and playing our part in helping to protect these valuable spaces for future generations is important to us. We look forward to seeing what 2013 entrants will have to offer’
La Houguette won the schools section and took away £1,000 over three years, to further develop their conservation garden and build a raised walkway over the wet meadow to provide a viewing platform for the children.
The entries will be visited on Tuesday 4 June and judged by a panel of experts including members of the National Trust of Guernsey and La Societe Guernesiaise.
Entry forms can be downloaded at www.insurancecorporation.com and for more information on how to enter the Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards please call Jim Delbridge or Stephie Gordon at LR&D on 246668. Entry forms will also be available from the Guille-Alles Library or call 246668.
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