DUDLEY Dolphin was excited to accept the Grill’d Mandurah Local Matters award this week, on behalf of Mandurah Environment and Heritage Group.
The group received $300, thanks to votes from Grill’d customers.
The group’s honorary secretary, Linda Thorpe, said they would use the money to acquire working with children cards for their volunteers, as well as to participate in Mandurah events and festivals over the year.
The voting ran in December 2015, with runners-up including Peel Youth Medical Service, and Three-Tier Youth Mental Health.
Runners-up in the Local Matters awards each receive $100.
"This award will help me and my buddies promote responsible behaviour in, on and around our local waterways" said Dudley Dolphin.
"My wildlife buddies and I have lots of fun in Mandurah, and we love sharing our aquatic playground with families who respect and care about us."
The Mandurah Environment and Heritage Group is run by volunteers concerned with environmental and heritage conservation in the area, and especially the estuary dolphin population.
Their mission statement is to "help keep the uniqueness of the fauna, flora, heritage and waterways of Mandurah and its surroundings," and to "provide opportunities for everyone in the community to enjoy and respect our environment."
Dudley Dolphin will be running in the Mascot Race at the Mandurah Rotary Duck Race and Family Fun Day on Easter Saturday at 11.00am.