Success at the CCWA Community Conservation Awards

The dedication and hard work of Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Western Australia team were proudly showcased at the Conservation Council of WA’s annual Community Conservation Awards ceremony, held at the Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle, as they took home three awards from the evening.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s CEO, Heidi Tait, was honored with induction into the CCWA Honours List. This recognition acknowledged her longstanding involvement in the conservation movement, where she has made a continuous and invaluable contribution to vital networking and cooperation among various conservation groups and having displayed qualities of integrity, reliability, and commitment.

The spotlight also shone on WA Project Coordinator Casey Woodward, who secured the winning nomination for the John Oldham Conservation Award. This accolade celebrated Casey’s dedicated efforts as an employee in the conservation sector and her steadfast commitment to protecting the environment in Western Australia.

Last but certainly not least, Boyd Rowe, a long-term volunteer and Margaret River local, was formally recognised for his exceptional work spanning over two decades in safeguarding our coastal environment. Boyd’s dedication earned him the award for Outstanding Volunteer, a testament to his enduring commitment to environmental preservation.

Reflecting on the achievements, Heidi expressed her gratitude, stating, “It was wonderful to be able to share such a special night with our WA staff and long-term Tangaroa Blue volunteers. Nothing we do is an individual effort; we have an amazing team in Western Australia and nationally who are all committed and passionate about the work we do in the marine debris space.”

A huge thank you to the Conservation Council of Western Australia for putting on such a wonderful event.

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