Euroa Arboretum a finalist in top award
25 YEARS ago what is now the Euroa Arboretum was an empty paddock block donated to the Euroa community.
Through the hard work of the Euroa Arboretum committee of management, that bare paddock block has been transformed into a showcase site for what can be achieved in terms of natural resource management and revival.
“The property is now a popular public reserve, supported by an educational facility offering comprehensive land restoration services,” a spokesperson wrote.
“The recreated bushland site welcomes and inspires all those interested in environmental sustainability; educators, landholders, students and volunteers, as well as those simply wanting a picnic in a peaceful setting.
“Community goodwill gave us this asset, community energy and resourcefulness now sustain it.’
The hard work of the committee of management to enable the reserve to make such a stunning transformation during its quarter of a century lifetime has been recognised by the judging panel of the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards, who have named the Euroa Arboretum as a finalist in the Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award.
The overall winner of the award now goes to a popular vote via a Facebook poll.
The finalist who receives the most votes will be announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award and will receive a voucher for a two night stay for two people in one of Parks Victoria’s Wilderness Retreats at Wilsons Promontory National Park.
In the meantime the Arboretum committee, their family and friends have been invited to the Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday, October 13, hosted by Parks Victoria, where the winner will be announced.
The Arboretum committee is encouraging everyone to vote for the park on Facebook and help them take home this prestigious award on behalf of the wider community.