Campaspe could clean up at Tidy Towns Awards
TWO Campaspe Shire community groups have been announced as state finalists in the Tidy Towns Awards Program, part of the 2017 Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards.
Plastic Bag Free Echuca-Moama and Strathallan Family Landcare are finalists and key contenders to take out the state award for their leadership within the community for their environmental projects.
Campaspe Shire mayor Adrian Weston said it was fantastic to see dedicated community members formally commended for their efforts in making our environment more sustainable.
‘‘The Campaspe community is very fortunate to have motivated members leading the way in environmental sustainability enterprises,‘‘ he said.
‘‘Plastic Bag Free EchucaMoama has been named a state finalist in the Environmental Sustainability Award category for their campaign ‘Echuca says no to plastic bags’.
‘‘Strathallan Family Landcare Group are also a finalist in the Protection of the Environment Award category for their efforts in their Strathallan Family Landcare – creating a haven for Squirrel Gliders project.’’
The Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards recognise and celebrate positive actions taken by people in regional areas to protect and enhance their local environments.
In addition to the two groups being named state finalists, a further two local projects were also recognised at a regional level.
Boomerang Bags EchucaMoama for their initiative Borrow and Reuse – Sew Sustainable for the Gift Fund Prize.
Echuca 208 Primary School for their initiative in Student Green Team Leads Environmental Education in the Active Schools Award.
All four of our regional nominees will be presented with certificates later this month.
‘‘The positive contributions made by our community groups to a sustainable and liveable society, makes where we live even more appealing,’’ Cr Weston said.
‘‘Congratulations to our four nominated groups and all the best to our two state finalists.’’
The state winners will be announced at the state awards late October.