Volunteer’s efforts noted
A young Auckland volunteer has been recognised for his contribution to conservation.
Kengo Yamada was one of four volunteers to receive an award from Conservation Volunteers New Zealand on International Volunteer Day last week for his outstanding efforts.
Mr Yamada has worked with the organisation for five months and the work has taken him all over the North Island, from the kauri forests in Waipoua to historic tramways in the Kaimai Ranges.
CVNZ team leader Bruce Eade says he’s an exceptional example.
“Kengo is an extremely hard worker and very committed as well as lots of fun to be around.”
CVNZ is one of the country’s newest volunteer organisations, working with local communities, the business sector and government agencies to undertake significant projects.
International Volunteer Day, held on December 5, was instigated by the United Nations in 1985 and is now celebrated in 125 countries.
Top effort: Kengo Yamada, far left at front, with the CVNZ Team in the Kaimai Ranges.