We are wrapped for Richard and Hanna Coops from Okepuha Station who have been nominated as a finalist for the East Coast section of the Ballance Farm Environmental awards. Last year the Coops committed to an extensive planting programme which involved retiring and fencing off large chunks of their land. Both of them have indicated that they are keen to undertake further environmental work in the near future. Winners will be announced at the Ballance Farm Environmental Awards at the Napier conference Centre on Wednesday 28th March 208. On behalf of the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group we wish them all the best at the ceremony.