Recently I attended the Tidy Town Sustainable Committee meeting in Dongara. It was a fantastic opportunity to introduce myself to the team and learn about their goals for the future and achievements so far. I was very impressed by the dedicated hard work of the group. Each member is passionate, well informed and shows great initiative in creating positive environmental outcomes for the local area.
— Heather Legge (@HeatherLegge3) June 10, 2015
Dongara Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee are an important advisory group for the Shire of Irwin. It was formed in 2008 and compromises of Councillors, Shire Council staff and community members and follows the guiding framework of the Shire of Irwin Green Infrastructure Strategy.
Since the group’s inception, they have implement several community awareness programs including community water wise gardening workshops, dune restoration projects and various clean up events, with a particular focus on increasing children’s awareness on local issues.
The committee is also dedicated to raising awareness of Weeds of National Significance and work in collaboration with NACC to undertake regular African Boxthorn tagging days along the Irwin River Estuary. Their hands-on approach is a great way to encourage locals to get involved and contribute to on-ground environmental outcomes within the Shire of Irwin.
NACC will be supporting the Dongara Tidy Town Sustainable Committee and the Irwin Recreational Centre to deliver their Children’s Holiday Activity Program on Thursday, 9 July. NACC will be presenting an Aboriginal Bush Tucker session that aims to increase children’s awareness of traditional ecological knowledge and Aboriginal Heritage.
I very much look forward to supporting the Tidy Town Sustainable Committee into the future and being involved in the Children’s Holiday Activity Program next week. I hope that the community will support the event and encourage your children to get involved.
Natural Resource Management Officer
The Children’s Holiday Activity Program runs from 9am -12pm on Thursday the 9th of July at the Irwin Rec Centre. For more information contact Kylie Bessen (P) 9955 9299 (E) [email protected]