Council’s Bushcare program in the running for prestigious award
August 11, 2011
Shoalhaven City Council’s Bushcare program is a finalist in the NSW Local Government Landcare Partnership Award.
Operating for the past 12 years, Bushcare volunteers have contributed over $2 million in labour and grant funding to the restoration of the Shoalhaven’s natural resources.
Shoalhaven City Council employs a full time Bushcare Coordinator to support the work of community Bushcare groups undertaking land restoration works.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the NSW Local Government Landcare Partnership Award nomination was due recognition for the many hours of volunteer labour undertaken by the area’s Bushcare Groups.
“Shoalhaven City Council is extremely proud to support the 69 community volunteer Bushcare groups and 700 members operating right throughout the City,” said Clr Green.
“Bushcare groups provide an environmental, social and economic boost to the area by keeping our natural resources pristine and making them a unique and beautiful place for tourists to stay and play.
“The partnership between Council and community Bushcare groups provides a cooperative foundation to actively engage the community in the management of our city’s natural resources for future generations.”
“I would like to congratulate the area’s Bushcare Groups on the fantastic work they undertake in the local community and wish them all the best with the announcement of the Landcare Partnership Award.”
The winner of the NSW Local Government Partnership Award will be announced at the NSW Landcare and Catchment Management Forum being held in Parkes from Friday 2 September.