THE Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is a finalist in the national Banksia Foundation Awards.
The council was recognised for its role in facilitating a collaborative approach in the protection of the Ramsar Wetlands.
With support of 27 stake- holder groups, the PHCC lead the preparation of the Ramsar Management Plan for the 26,530ha Ramsar Site 482.
The plan, and the subsequent investment in on-ground and community engagement projects it has enabled, has collectively raised the awareness of the need to protect these internationally recognised wetlands.
The awards will be announced in Sydney on November 13.
PHCC deputy chairwoman Jan Star said the Banksia Natural Capital Award recognised demonstrated leadership and innovation in the sustainable management of renewable and non-renewable resources.