EnviTE gets a big pat on the back

Showing off fheir award and trophy are EnviTE team members Mike Delaney, Rhyll Bray, Peter Hughes, Julie Reid, Judy Maxworthy, Yasmin Kranz and Maree Thompson.

It was a case of second time lucky for Lismore-based Environmental Training and Employment Incorporated (EnviTE), which won a major award in this years Regional Achievement and Community Awards for NSW.

EnviTE, which employs 60 staff around the Northern Rivers region working on environmental project management and restoration, was named winner of the prestigious 2006 Environment and Landcare Award during a gala awards function in Dubbo recently.

The organisation was a semi-finalist in the same category of the awards last year but this time broke through to win the coveted award and $5000 cash prize.

EnviTE was founded in 1993 to help volunteer community groups, landholders and others to implement quality environmental restoration projects and in the past year alone, it has worked with 360 organisations from the Tweed to Bellingen and carried out works on 430 sites.

Operations manager Mike Delaney said the award was a welcome pat on the back and recognition of the hard work staff had put in over the years.

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