Kinross Wolaroi School and Orange City Council have received recognition from the international governing federation for rowing, World Rowing.
World Rowing has recognised the work the Kinross rowing community has done to rebuild an ecosystem which is home to two endangered duck species at Spring Creek Dam, where the school trains.
Earlier this year, Kinross students began replacing non-native trees with native trees, with around 600 shrubs and grasses planted and mulched by the students.
With World Rowing recently signing on to the Sports for Climate Action Framework, it set up the Sustainability Award to recognise an organisation making a positive sustainability impact.
The project, led by KWS Rowing Master in charge, Tobias Wehr-Candler, triumphed over four finalists from across the globe.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the collaborative project between council and Kinross students, parents and staff will continue to regenerate the land around Spring Creek, improving the ecosystem and water quality.
"It is fantastic to receive recognition from the international governing federation for rowing," he said.
Mr Wehr-Candler accepted the award on behalf of Kinross at the World Rowing Awards in London.
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