Joint ef­fort to get out­doors

Shepparton News - Country News - - EUROA SHOW 2018 -

Pro­mot­ing the health and well­be­ing ben­e­fits of spend­ing time en­joy­ing na­ture is the fo­cus of a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing signed be­tween Goul­burn Val­ley Health and Goul­burn Bro­ken Catch­ment Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity re­cently.

Goul­burn Bro­ken CMA board chair Adrian Weston said there was a grow­ing body of sci­en­tific ev­i­dence that showed spend­ing time out­doors was good for peo­ple’s men­tal and phys­i­cal health.

‘‘We all ap­pre­ci­ate the sim­ple joys of drop­ping a line in one of our rivers, walk­ing the dog around the lake or spend­ing time camp­ing, hik­ing or cy­cling through the re­gion’s parks and re­serves,’’ he said.

The MoU will see the two agen­cies crosspro­mote ex­ist­ing ini­tia­tives such as Bio­di­ver­sity Spring, River Con­nect and Green Pre­scrip­tions and ex­plore fu­ture na­ture­based health and well­be­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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