Due to ongoing concerns about the current wave of COVID-19 cases, along with a particularly bad flu season, the Community Environment Network (CEN) has postponed its 25th anniversary celebrations, planned for July 23, until later in the year.
“We all seem to know someone who is suffering through COVID or a bad dose of the flu right now,” CEO, Samantha Willis, said.
“We are excited to celebrate our 25th birthday with our members and supporters but this just doesn’t feel like the right time.
“CEN is also concerned for the many Central Coast locals who have been impacted by the recent floods.”
However, CEN’s #Reconnect short film and photography competition is going ahead with the deadline for entries extended until July 29.
“Entries will now be exhibited and the winners announced at our Wildplant Nursery on Saturday, August 6,” Willis said.
“Please visit our website for more information about how to enter the #Reconnect competition.
“We are offering a $500 prize for the best short film and the best photograph able to convey the theme of ‘reconnecting with nature’.
“Between now and the end of 2022 we will be announcing other events including a forum in September and our annual awards in November.
“Meanwhile we hope everyone stays safe and well and we look forward to sharing our birthday celebrations with you soon.”
Media release, Jul 13
Community Environment Network