Design a Green Corridors logo and win $500
Nearly 20 years ago a project was launched with the aim of creating corridors of native vegetation along local stream banks.
Green Corridors Palmerston North: From Range to River is slowly but steadily realising these long-term goals.
The community-focused organisation wants to reflect this progress with a $500 logo competition -
It is looking for a distinctive emblem that identifies Green Corridors with Palmerston North and its community, and conveys the idea of using native planting to connect the Tararua Ranges to the Manawatu River.
These connective corridors, such as the one that links the ranges to the river along the banks of the Turitea Stream, are providing well-used recreational opportunities for people, as well as flight paths and sources of forage for birds, along with improved habitats for fish and other stream-dwelling animals.
Native trees have attained impressive heights and are starting to arch over the streams and creeks.
Along with flocks of tui, birds making their home in the corridors include korimako (bellbirds), kereru (woodpigeons), and ruru (moreporks).
Local residents who have planted forage species such as kowhai and harakeke (NZ flax) are being rewarded by visits from some of these birds.
The Green Corridors logo competition is to help celebrate these promising results.
Anyone with design skills, artistic flare and enthusiasm is invited to take part, and it is hoped that entries from students in particular, will be strongly represented.
Further information can be found by following the link on the Green Corridors Facebook page.
Entries will be on display during May 2017 and the public will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite.
The overall winner, decided by a panel of judges, will receive the $500 cash prize, while the winning design will be used on the Green Corridors website and Facebook page, on signage and promotional material.
The competition deadline is Thursday, April 13.
The new bridge across the Turitea Stream on the Green Corridor near Ngahere Park Rd.