Shoalhaven sporting clubs have answered the call to be community partners in the Shoalhaven City Council Report Illegal Dumping (RID) Community Champions program.
Shoalhaven City Council would like to thank the many sporting clubs who entered the ‘Community Champions’ reduce and prevent illegal dumping sponsorship program.
All applications were of a very high standard with the following organisations were chosen:
- Shoalhaven Mariners Baseball Association
- Bay and Basin Cricket Club
- Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club
- Berry Junior Touch Football Club - The panel agreed to offer supplementary support to the Club due to their excellent application.
RID Community Champions is an innovative educational program pioneered by Council Rangers that aims to prevent illegal rubbish dumping by motivating and educating the community at a grassroots level.
Rangers Unit Leader, Michael Jarman, was very excited with the quality of the applications. “We are delighted that this program will be led by a group of clubs that are really interested in helping to clean up the City. Our Rangers will be available to assist them and will provide signage and tools during the campaign and will work with each club to help educate members and the community in keeping our bushland rubbish free,” he said.
The selected clubs have from 22 October 2016 until 11 December 2016 to carry out their Report Illegal Dumping Community Champions educational campaigns in their local community.
The club with the most effective campaign will be announced on 13 December 2016 and rewarded with equipment to the value of $5000. The two runner up clubs will each receive items/equipment to the value of $2500. Berry Junior Touch Football Club will receive a small equipment donation for their work.