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Awards for environmental projects

Entries are invited for the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards from community groups, businesses, farmers, land managers and young environmentalists.

The awards recognise environmental excellence and celebrate inspiring activities which help improve the environment and encourage sustainability.

They give community groups, schools, businesses and farmers an opportunity to demonstrate that they are playing their part in the sustainable development of the county.

Past winners have included village community groups which have created wildlife areas, schools which have grown their own vegetables, built recycled bottle greenhouses and bug palaces and farmers who restored and planted hedges and created wetlands.

There are four categories: Community Award, Farming and Rural Award, Young Environmentalist Award and a Business Award culminating in an overall winner.

Entries should be for projects taking place within Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire or North-East Lincolnshire.

Entries need to include a short description (200 to 300 words) describing the project or work and how it contributes to the environment.

They can be made online at http://bit.ly/2nrEfxj or by post (with a covering letter including a contact name, telephone number and email address) to: Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, c/o Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Banovallum House, Manor House Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HF. 

The closing date for entries is Friday, March 31, 2017

A judging panel will visit shortlisted projects. Finalists are invited to present their entries to the final panel of judges led by Professor David Bellamy on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln. The awards are presented at a gala dinner that evening.

The awards are organised by Lindum Rotary Club and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and sponsored by Anglian Water, Centrica, FCC Environment and Branston.

Further information can be obtained from www.lincsenvironmentalawards.org.uk or contact Rachel  Shaw on 01507 526667.