In an attempt to revamp our organisation we want to get a logo designed and will use this on our website and in printed docs.
The logo must work in black and white.
The logo is for Dublin 15 Community Council (D15CC) is an umbrella organisation of residents groups in the Dublin 15 postal district of Dublin, Ireland.
We are a voluntary organisation that works with our member groups to advise on issues affecting residents.
The D15CC committee would like the logo to convey COMMUNITY and CO-OPERATION.
Some ideas: tree and branches, pastel colours, canal bridge, canal lock  - do NOT feel compelled to incorporate these into the design - we are really interested in your ideas.
I took some photos of the nearby canal that bisects the area: http://tinyurl.com/czscjs
To be honest we don't have any definite ideas - we are looking to the designers to suggest things and I will provide feedback to guide those designs that we like.
It will probably be too restrictive to incorporate the organisation name into the logo and that is fine. One of the local governments has their logo beside their name - that will work for us. 
- A simple logo
- Must work in black and white as most of our docs are printed in b&w.
- Incorporates the ideals of COMMUNITY and CO-OPERATION.
- Overly complicated logo